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Monday, October 17, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Vassa In the Night


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?

15 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

I'd definitely keep reading, I love the tone describing Brooklyn and then that last sentence where we get to hear the protagonist lives a different type of life. Great choice, thanks for sharing.

Reading With Jade said...

I'd continue reading - I like the writing style and that cover is amazing! I hope you enjoy!

Emma Littlefield said...

I don't know if I'm honest. I like the description but I wonder if the language is too much to carry me through a whole book. I might find it overwhelming.

tiensblurb said...

I like the pretty cover and it sounds like a promising start so I'd definitely go on :)

Enjoy!

collettakay said...

Sounds interesting. I think I'd keep reading ;) I hope you can stop by:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/10/teaser-tuesday-refuge-101816.html

Colletta

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I liked that intro a lot and would definitely keep reading.

JoAnn said...

I like the intro (and the cover), so I'd keep reading!

Beth F said...

I liked that intro. I'd keep going!

Ms. M. said...

I'm not sure. I'll probably look up the synopsis on Amazon before I'd decide because it intrigued me enough to do that. Here's the link to my intro and teaser for this Tuesday: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1i9

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Love the description of the newcomers in the opening. Very lah-di-dah! I'd keep reading to find out more about the part of Brooklyn where the point-of-view character lives.
My Tuesday post features ARE YOU THERE, ERMA? IT’S ME, GAYLE.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, I am intrigued. Love the descriptions and the way the author draws us in. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LONDON TRAIN”

Literary Feline said...

You've piqued my curiosity. I love the cover and the excerpt you shared. I would keep reading.

suzanna williams said...

Honestly, I probably wouldn't keep reading. Although I was slightly curious to know about the part of Brooklyn that she lived in.
My tuesday post is at http://bit.ly/demonslexicon

karen said...

This would be a definite yes for me! Thanks for sharing!

Margot said...

I'd like to read more. I like the writing and want to find out more.

 
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