Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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, is where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon. 


Today I'm featuring my current read, Akin, by Emma Donoghue. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

 Akin

1
The Call

An old man packing his bags.

Hard not to read the situation metaphorically, Joan commented in his head.

Noah corrected her: not old.  He was only seventy-nine, till next Monday.  When he'd been young, your seventies had counted as old, but not these days.  Say, youngish up to sixty; then middle-aged, or young-old, through the sixties and seventies.  Ancient Romans used to distinguish between senectus (still lives) and decrepitus (done for).  Sharp as ever, hale, hearty -- surely Noah could still count himself in the senectus camp?


What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Noah is packing for a trip.  Little does he know it will be quite a unique adventure.






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5 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I keep looking at this one so I'll be curious what you think of it.

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

I'm curious too, is Joan commenting in the other one's head? As in mind talking? Or is Joan a man? I just want to read this to find out! LOL
Here is my Tuesday post. Take care and have fun!

Girl Who Reads said...

I like Donoghue's writing so I would keep reading.See what Christmas themed book we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You have piqued my interest! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Nise' said...

I am intrigued, I would keep reading.

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