Tuesday, December 17, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #43


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraph from The Year After by Martin Davies, which I purchased a few months ago.

The Year After  


London in 1919 was a city of shadows.  I arrived late in the evening, my uniform still grimy with Flanders dust, and took a room at the Mecklenburg, reluctant to face the emptiness of my own rooms in Rudolph Square.  It had been a solitary journey, the boat quiet and the train nearly empty, and I felt subdued.  I'd gone to war in the company of friends, people I knew well.  I was returning alone, to a city where I felt a stranger.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  I'm looking forward to starting this novel.  I'm curious about the narrator, find the cover intriguing, and consider the setting and era personal favorites. 
What are you reading?
Enjoy life with books . . .
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #43 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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