Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday Intros -- The Divorce Papers

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.
Here's the intro from Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger. I'm just starting it but it looks like it is told in the form of various letters from lawyers and others. It begins with this one from a child.
1999 Happy New Year
Daniel Maria & Jane Durkheim
Dear Poppa,
I wish you were here. Mommy and Daddy are very cranky. Is 1999 going to be a good year? What's a millennium? And what's Montezuma's revenge? Daddy has it. Mommy says I have an iron stomach.
I'm not sure about this new form, but I suppose I should give it a try.
I look forward to seeing what everyone else is reading.


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Hi Paulita, I am so sorry to hear Grace is sick. I sure hope she is feeling better soon. Mono is no fun but luckily young people have that wonderful ability to bouncy back quickly.

JoAnn said...

I've always enjoyed epistolary novels... this could be fun. Thanks for sharing

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I had my eye on this one a while ago, but the letter format put me off, too.

Maybe it is something that you can flow into as you read...hopefully.

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Literary Feline said...

I hope you enjoy this one! I enjoy reading books written in different formats--but it really depends on if it is done well.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds interesting. I think it would be fun to read a story told through letters. Something different.
My Tuesday post features THE BEARWALKER’S DAUGHTER.

Leovi said...

I hope that these papers do not visit my home!

grammajudyb said...

I find I kind of like the epistolary form. I have had this one on my radar for some time. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Okay, I didn't enjoy that intro at all. Not my favorite kind of intro or writing style. I do hope you enjoy the book -- maybe it's me:)

Nise' said...

I enjoyed this book, and thought the style of writing was clever.

kayerj said...

It looks interesting from the format but I'm not sure. I'd have to read a bit more. Have a happy Halloween! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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