First Paragraph: East of Eden
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.
I’m curently reading/listening to East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Here’s the first paragraph:
The Salinas Valley is in Northern Cakifornia. It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay.
I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer–and what trees and seasons smelled like–how people looked and walked and smelled even The memory of odors is very rich.
What do you think?
Is that enough for you to keep going on this 601 paged book?