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.
"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?