Tuesday, March 11, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #53


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.

Today I'm featuring the opening paragraphs from A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry, which I borrowed from the library, and am reading for one of my book clubs.

 A Long Long Way  

Chapter One

He was born in the dying days.

It was the withering end of 1896.  He was called William after the long-dead Orange King, because his father took  an interest in such distant matters.  On top of that, an old great-uncle, William Cullen, was yet living in Wicklow, across the mountains as they used to say, where his father himself had been reared.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This new-to-me Irish author recently came to my attention.  After reading the opening paragraphs, I want to know more about the narrator and the family.

What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #53 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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