Tuesday, July 8, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #68 and Teaser Tuesdays

It's Tuesday . . . time to share book excerpts with: 
  • First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.
  • Teaser Tuesdays hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, where bloggers post two (2) random “teaser” sentences--no spoilers allowed--from their current reads to try to entice others to seek out these books.
Today I'm featuring the opening paragraph and a teaser from The Visitors by Patrick O'Keeffe.

 The Visitors 

Part One

Seven years ago, near the end of July 2000, was the first time he appeared at the screen door.  Two weeks earlier I passed him on a sidewalk three streets over, and the week before, he was sitting beside the homeless on their bench outside the post office, and two nights before, I saw him on Main Street.  A street festival was ending.  I was out for a walk.  He was staring into a brimming trash can, and his face was closed to its mouth.

Teaser: "--You'll get us all into trouble.  That's what you'll do, Hannah used to say."  ~ p.57
What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  
The opening lines make me curious about the narrator and the person he is describing.  I'll definitely be reading on to satisfy my curiosity.   
What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #68 and Teaser Tuesdays was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.


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