Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- A Chateau in Provence

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
If you've read my blog at all, you'll know that a book titled A Chateau in Provence by Charles Wood would catch my attention. I had just finished another book set in France that I
enjoyed, so I was searching for a new read to download, because I was stranded with technology. If I had been on my computer, I would have read the reviews before I downloaded it and might not have bought it. I'm on page 66 of 183 and am on the fence about finishing. See what you think:
Sam Baker had looked forward to this moment since dawn -- ten hours and fifteen miles ago. That's when he had given in to the persistent nagging of his alarm clock and with Herculean effort coaxed his still aching feet from the warm bed and stuffed them back into his soaked hiking boots.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
Here's my teaser from page 63:
The next thing Sam felt was an immense explosion in the back of his head followed by brilliant fireworks behind his eyes. The room spun and tilted sidewise. His consciousness slipped away like a medieval ghost gliding out the door.
What are you reading?


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'd have to read a bit more to decide. I like the teaser a bit more than the intro though. Thanks for joining in; I appreciate it.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, a little more would be nice. But already I can see that the character is suffering some kind of physical problems.


Trish said...

My immediate impression is that there are too many adjectives, a pet peeve of mine. When an author feels the need to describe the size, shape, color, and feel of every last thing then I'm suspicious that there won't be much substance to the story itself. So, no. I probably wouldn't keep reading.

kayerj said...

I think I would have bought it too. I hate that when they dissappoint. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Linda said...

I'm reading a good English mystery. I think I'll pass on the one you are reading.

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