Banned Books Week - September 24 - 30

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FIRST CHAPTER~FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)~TUESDAY INTROS (1)

This is a new weekly feature being hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. We are to share the opening paragraph (maybe two) of our current read.  Which begs the question...would this be a book you would want to read, based on the opening paragraphs?


This week:  The Crimson Petal and the White


Watch your step.  Keep your wits about you; you will need them.  This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before.  You may imagine, from other stories you've read, that you know it well, but those stories flattered you, welcoming you as a friend, treating you as if you belonged.  The truth is that you are an alien from another time and place altogether.


When I first caught your eye and you decided to come with me, you were probably thinking you would simply arrive and make yourself at home.  Now that you're actually here, the air is bitterly cold, and you find yourself being led along in complete darkness, stumbling on uneven ground, recognising nothing.  Looking left and right, blinking against an icy wind, you realise you have entered an unknown street of unlit houses full of unknown people.


Intrigued?


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  1. This was a favorite read of mine, and I still can recall parts of this opening paragraph. ENJOY

    Thanks for participating Michelle.

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  2. This book has been on my shelf forever.

    PS: Loved the Phantom music while I was visiting.

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  3. I'd never heard of this book until now. The opening lines are very intriguing!....I'd love to give this a try if I ever come across it...

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  4. The author did do a good job with the first grab... the first paragraph/s. :-) I like this new feature, by the way. :-D Oh, and *IF* I had a cat I would make posts on Thursday but my husband is sooo allergic, all we can have are dogs.
    Sarah Winters

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  5. The author did do a good job with the first grab... the first paragraph/s. :-) I like this new feature, by the way. :-D Oh, and *IF* I had a cat I would make posts on Thursday but my husband is sooo allergic, all we can have are dogs.
    Sarah Winters

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