Every Tuesday, Diane @ 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!
My selection this week is from Rush Home Road, a book that comes highly recommended from my dear friend Kaye @ Pudgy Penguin.
It stinks of piss in the room. Sharla Cody breathes it in, thinking it's a sweet stink. Reminds her of the little white flowers Mum Addy planted instead of grass on the square out front of her trailer. They keep coming up, those little flowers, year after year. Sharla likes the notion of seeing them each spring, like an expected but unreliable guest.
Would you continue reading this one
based on the opening paragraph?
Kind of a strange intro -- wow--but I would read on as I LOVE this author, and actually have this one on my shelves -- enjoy StaciReplyDelete
I like the cover and the first graph. I'd keep reading. Here's MineReplyDelete
I do like that opening paragraph! Knowing it comes with Kaye's recommendation helps, too.ReplyDelete
I like the writing, so I'd keep reading!ReplyDelete
Now that's an interesting start to a book. I'd have to read more.ReplyDelete
I did and am so glad. You know how I loved this book! Happy reading!!!ReplyDelete
That opening is sort of a turn off for me!ReplyDelete
I would keep reading. What an opening sentence, really gets your attention.ReplyDelete
It's a catchy first paragraph. I can't imagine being reminded of flowers when I smell urine, but I tend to think of cat urine when I think of a urine smell and that's pretty gross. LOLReplyDelete
I do like the paragraph--not so sure about the smell :)ReplyDelete
I'm so glad to read that Lansens has a new book published!ReplyDelete
When I first opened this book (several years ago), I was somewhat put off that the word "piss" was in the first line. I'm not a prude, but it's one of those words that gives me pause. But I continued to read the book and ended up liking it a great deal. In fact, it's now on my "keeper" shelf.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't. Not a bit appealing, particularly with the use of 'piss.' Not for me, but am glad others like it.ReplyDelete
LOL with Nan (above). I don't like that word either. :)ReplyDelete
I still haven't read a Lansens book. I have a couple on my TBR shelves and actually sampled one once, but didn't feel like reading it then. Hopefully one of these days I'll get to one.