First Paragraph: Flight From Berlin

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph or two. Let’s see what you think about the first paragraph of my current read.

Eleanor Emerson arched her body through the air and broke the surface with barely  splash. In the world below she glided through the veils of sunlight, the bubbles of her breathe rumbling past her ears. She surfaced and air, sound, and light burst over her again. Her myscles were taut, ready for speed.

Weekday afternoons were quiet at Randall’s Island, the periods when only the dedicated furrowed the lanes, marking lengths as mechanically as electric looms. But today the pool seemed far from the world. She was the ohnly swimmer in the water.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

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4 Responses to First Paragraph: Flight From Berlin

  1. I love the intro, and although I probably couldn’t read this one right now, I would consider it in the future. Thanks for joining in.

  2. kaye says:

    that is a very descriptive opener, I’d keep reading. Thanks for stopping by and I will post a picture or two of the new grandbaby.

  3. YVONNE says:

    Hi Margot,

    If I was only privy to those opening lines, I might well consider carrying on with reading the book. However, if I could view the synopsis as well, I know that it is probably a book that would remain on the shelves in the store.

    I was impressed at just how apt a storyline it is right now, given that the opening ceremony for the Olympics, here in the UK, is just 48 hours away!!

    Some great descriptive writing, if the rest of the book is like this, then I should think that you are in for a treat!


  4. Staci says:

    I would keep on for a while!

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