Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First Paragraph, Teaser Tuesday -- Mr. Lynch's Holiday

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.
I got the book Mr. Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn after seeing someone else feature it on First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser. I hope I like it.
Here's the intro:
He arrived on a cloudless day. As he stepped onto the tarmac, he looked up at the sky and saw nothing but blue and the traces left by other planes.
Fairly succinct opening. The basics are that Dermot Lynch takes his first vacation from Birmingham in many years to visit his son Eamonn who lives on the coast of Spain. He learns Eamonn's secrets and becomes the center of the ex-pat community .
I'm joining Teaser Tuesday this week too.
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 teaser.
Here's mine from page 10:
Eamonn nodded. "That's good." He wanted nothing more than to crawl back into his bed, to finally fall asleep and on waking discover that his father's arrival had been an unsettling dream. "So..." He was still nodding. "Is this a holiday, then?" 
I hope I find some other books to add to my list today as I visit everyone's blog.

13 comments:

Nise' said...

I saw this book on another blog and put it on my TBR list. Happy reading.

Kathy Martin said...

You make me curious about the secret the son is keeping. This week my teasers come from The Quick by Lauren Owen and Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore. I go from Victorian Vampires to futuristic zombies. Happy reading!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

sounds intriguing to me.. long journey to visit a son who's not thrilled by the sound of it !
Mine's a debut w giveaway

Maya Love said...

Hahahaha...In enjoyed the teaser more than the intro. So I guess it was a surprise visit then.

Kim@Time2Read said...

Today I'm featuring The Vacationers by Emma Straub.
http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2014/06/tuesday-memes-vacationers.html

Interestingly, to takes place in Spain, too!

Juli Rahel said...

Looks like this visit wasn't announced. I love the opening though, how the sky looks is one of those typical things you notice when you step out of a plane! The TT made me laugh! Thanks for sharing :)
My Intro
Juli @ Universe in Words

Margot said...

I probably wouldn't have felt inclined to keep reading after the first paragraph but, I like the plot description. I'd like to read this one too.

Literary Feline said...

It does sound good! I hope you like it.

gautami tripathy said...

I would go on reading. The opening sounds good to me and I love that cover...

Here is my POST.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound enticing...and I can relate to the feeling of wishing something were just a dream!

Here's mine: “DON’T TRY TO FIND ME”

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'd like to visit an ex-pat community on the coast of Spain -- in reality and through the pages of this book! Sounds like a good story.
My Teaser is from LEAN ON ME.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I've heard good things about this one…will be interested to hear your thoughts.

Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-three-sarah-lotz/

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the intro; loved the book:) enjoy

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