Tuesday, February 5, 2019

First Chapter Tuesday: Golden State by Ben H. Winters


First Chapter Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday by Vicki @ I'd Rather Be at the Beach. This is meme in which bloggers share the first chapter of a book that they are currently reading or thinking about reading soon. Join the fun by making your own post and linking up over at Vicki's blog, or simply check it out to find more new books to read!

I didn't have any good ideas for this week's Top Ten Tuesday, so I thought I'd just mp back over to another Tuesday meme I enjoy, First Chapter Tuesday! This week's excerpt is from:

Golden State by Ben H. Winters

Golden State 

Excerpt:

"Somebody’s telling lies in here, and it’s making it hard to eat. 

In a perfect world, a man should be able to sit down at a favorite spot and eat his breakfast without the weight of professional obligation coming down on him, ruining his morning, pulling him right into the thick of it before he can so much as get a good hot sip of coffee. 

But the world has never been accused of being perfect, has it, and so here we are and here is what actually happens—here is reality. No sooner has Honey the waitress slid my steaming breakfast plate down in front of me, right next to a piping-hot cup of mountain-grown, than I catch a small dissonance in the air—the barest ripple, the softest whisper—but it can’t be ignored. My body won’t let me ignore it. The burble catches in my throat, my eyes prick with tears, and I put down my fork and say 'Shit.'"


I've had an ARC of this for too long and I feel bad I haven't already read it, but I'm finally diving in this week and I'm pretty excited. This intro had me pretty intrigued, so I'd personally say it's pretty successful at drawing me in. What do you think?

Buy the book: Amazon | Book Depository

What do you think? Would you keep reading this books? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!) 


*Excerpts are taken from the novel itself; I do not claim to own any part of the excerpt.

16 comments:

  1. The excerpt grabbed me, and so did that cover. I am drawn to anything about California, even if it is about what once was that golden state. Here's mine: ”SHE LIES IN WAIT”

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    1. I do really like the cover! It reminds me of my commuting, haha.

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  2. Huh. Caught my attention ... I want to know what he sensed! I've heard good things about this book.

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  3. OMG, I need to know what happened! Mine is here: https://francebooktours.com/2019/02/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-the-first-noel-at-the-villa-des-violettes/

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  4. Hmm...yes, I'd keep going. I read another book by this author a few years ago and liked it.

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    1. Oh that's good to hear! I haven't heard of his other books, but if I like this one I'll definitely have to check some out.

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  5. I'd keep going, that intro was fantastic!

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  6. I agree it really is attention grabbing!

    Here's my Tuesday post!

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  7. Sounds really interesting. I want to know why the lie bothers him so much. See what MK is featuring at Girl Who Reads

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  8. That looks awesome! I'll have to see if I can find this one to read. The excerpt definitely grabbed me.

    Here's our Teaser Tuesday: http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2019/02/teaser-tuesday-asylum-by-madeleine-roux.html

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  9. Well now I need to know what is going on with this character! Great teaser!

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  10. what a crazy cover. I haven't seen this book around. I may need to go look into it.

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  11. That is definitely intriguing, and has me wanting to know more. Plus it kinda makes me want to grab some food in a diner somewhere lol!

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  12. Oh yeah, I'd definitely continue after that teaser. It sounds great!

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