Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the sea posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). This is the First Chapter First Paragraph meme.

My entry this week comes from Lauren Groff's The Monsters of Templeton

The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass. It was one of those strange purple dawns that color July there, when the bowl made by the hills fills with a thick fog and even the songbirds sing timorously, unsure of day or night.

Evocative, no? This has been on my TBR for years; perhaps this is the year!


  1. Oh wow. Definitely evocative. This might end up on my to-read list, too...

  2. i've been wanting to read this one! and the first paragraph wounds so wonderful!

  3. That is quite an intro, and a book that I've been meaning to read -- enjoy.