Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros



Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the sea posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.   I like this meme and decided to play along with her this week.




Prologue

"The truck's government tag always tipped them off before his Kansas accent could. After a decade of working for the TVA, he'd learned the best reception to hope for was a brooding fatalism. He had been cursed and spit at and refused a place to sleep, his tires slashed and mirrors and windshields shattered. Knives and guns had been drawn, pitchforks and axes wielded.
     But it had been different here. There was no one to evict and, once he explained where the lake would be, no more glares or sullen words. You can't bury that cove deep enough for me, an older man named Parton said, and sharing the store bench with him nodded agreement. When he asked why, Parton muttered that the cove was a place where only bad things happened. He left the men on the bench and walked back to his truck. He was used to these rural people and their superstitions, even written some down to share with other TVA staff. "

Sounds like some serious conflict is about to occur. Would you continue reading or choose another book?

13 comments:

  1. I would continue reading this one. I have heard some amazing things about Rash, and Kathy just loves him. I agree that it sounds like something heavy is about to go down!

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  2. Wow...you really plunged into this one. I think this sounds like a page turner. Enjoy Kaye

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  3. I'd skip ahead a bit before deciding but it does sound promising!

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  4. this one looks and sounds really good. I love the cover! I might have to give this one a try. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  5. Definitely sounds like a serious conflict ahead. Given my mood today, I'd opt for something a little gentler ;-)

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  6. I would keep reading for sure. Sounds good! You blog looks nice. Just making a few rounds today. Happy Tuesday.

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  7. Methinks there be something ominous about that cove! WordTrix

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  8. Hmmm...seems everyone got a copy of this one.
    Except me. :-)

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  9. This sounds interesting. I'd keep going. Here's Mine

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  10. I'm very curious about this one. Sounds like it was something happening during the '30s. I'd keep going.

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  11. I've been seeing this one everywhere and now with your intro I am even more intrigued!!

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  12. I would keep reading. I've been seeing this book a lot lately.

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  13. IF I was in the mood for something kind of dark, this might do it.

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