First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea to share the first paragraph of a book you're currently reading or about to read.
Chapter 1 (skipping the prelude).
"People live here on purpose; that's what I've heard. They even cross the country deliberately and move into neighborhoods near the river, and suddenly their shoes are cuter than they are, and very possibly smarter and more articulate as well, and their lives are covered in sequins and they tell themselves they've arrived. They put on tiny feathered hats and go to parties in warehouses; they drink on rooftops at sunset. It's a destination and everyone piles up and congratulates themselves on having made it all the way here from some wherever or other. To them this is practically an enchanted kingdom. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now, but not the part where I live."
Based on this paragraph, would you read more, or pass on this book?