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3/26/2013

George Wier

First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, where we share the first paragraph or two of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon.  Care to join us? Feel free to grab the image and link your post.
What's an Austin boy (transplanted from deep East Texas, can you say Amen?) supposed to do when he finds himself deep inside a maximum security prison in Huntsville, Texas in an interview room with a kid who is facing one turned-down appeal after another before they put a series of needles into his arm that will finally do what no amount of legal deterrence could do before--stop him for good? What's he supposed to do when this kid nonchalantly drops a little tidbit of information that he shouldn't know, couldn't know unless what he says is true? And it's information that may very well bring down a Governor. Bring him down, that is, only if someone like me is willing to push it.
The powerful, and long, first sentence packs quite a wallop as part of an information laden initial paragraph. The gritty opening gave me pause, but of course I was pulled in by curiosity about the governor.  Despite the toughness of the opening, this writer adds just enough Texas humor to elicit chuckles and smiles from the reader.

Would you keep reading? Why or why not?


To participate in Teaser Tuesday, post two sentences from a random page in your current read. Share your post and enjoy those posted by others. Join in!
p. 71:  I parked down the block and fed a couple of quarters into a parking meter. The meter maids were trained to take no prisoners.

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Happy Reading! 

8 comments:

Beth F said...

I'm just not sure -- the writing sounds good but I don't think it'd be my kind of book.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am curious, now; thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious, I'd try a bit more to be sure. Thanks so much for joining us.

Melissa Owens said...

Ha, great teaser! I know that feeling well, though meter maids is a nicer term than some I've heard!

Here's my TEASER TUESDAYS post.

Nise' said...

I am intrigued by the opening!

steph said...

well, that sentence got me hooked!!!!

Trish said...

Oh wow, well that certainly is a long and breathless sentence. I'd be curious to know more!

texaswier said...

Actually, the opening paragraph was much longer in the first draft. I honed it down to that. It's one of my best books. Thanks for sharing and commenting on it. The book itself is a pretty wild ride.