Tuesday, August 14, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

                                                      
 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Mr. Flood's Last Resort by Jess Kidd.  The excerpt shared is from the hardcover copy I borrowed from the library

  

Chapter 1

He has a curious way of moving through his rubbish.  He leans into it, skimming down the corridors like a fearless biker on a hairpin bend.  He gallops and vaults through the valleys and hills, canters and bobs through the outcrops and gorges of his improbable hoardings.  Now and then he stops to climb over an obstacle, folding his long legs like picnic chairs.  And all the while his chin juts up and out, and his body hangs beneath it, as if his grizzled jaw is wired to an invisible puppeteer.  And all the while the backs of his big gnarly hands brush over the surfaces.  For a tall man and an old man he can shift himself when he wants to.



What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I am quite taken by the descriptive language of the first paragraph, which makes me want to continue reading on.  I am curious about the character that has been introduced.



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13 comments:

Margot said...

I'm with you - that is beautiful writing. Makes me want to keep going.

BooksPlease said...

Intriguing - he's a hoarder, yes? This opening has the feel of a fairy tale and a bit gothic too. I'll be interested to see your review when you've finished the book.

Margaret @ BooksPlease

Kayleigh said...

That's an interesting opening, I love the description! I hope you enjoy it. Here's mine this week: https://myendlessshelf.weebly.com/home/tell-me-something-tuesday-long-series-first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

From that intro I get a good, but odd, vision of this individual. I like the writing so I'd read more. Here is my pick --http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2018/08/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_14.html

Donna H said...

I love the cover. I'm not sure about the opening paragraph. I'm just not feeling it. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

Kay said...

I was going to comment that he seems like a hoarder, but others have said the same. I agree that the paragraph is very descriptive. You can really see the old man. What comes next I wonder?

Kathy Martin said...

The language is descriptive. I'm curious about this one. I'll be waiting to read what you think of it. This week I am featuring A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love how the opening lines show us the character and his surroundings. I am drawn to books about hoarding...there are so many interesting underlying issues. I've been wanting to read this one.

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Cleo Bannister said...

Yes, I do like the language too, do hope you enjoy it.

Vicki said...

I'm not sure if I'd want to read this book, but I would read a bit more at least and then make a decision.

Nise' said...

I am intrigued enough to continue reading.

Sassy Brit said...

Elaborate writing - it does make me curious about how it's going to continue...

Here's my Tuesday post link! ;-)

Katherine P said...

I'm definitely curious. The writing is so descriptive that I feel like it could be really great or start feeling a bit long winded.

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