First Paragraph: A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

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.

Novels by Joshilyn Jackson have been described as deep-deep Southern. This is her latest book, A Grown Up Kind of Pretty.

I never would have known about the other Mosey Slocumb if Tyler Baines hadn’t brought his mullet head and a chain saw over to murder my mom’s willow tree. I wouldn’t have bet someone else’s dollar that Tyler Baines was not the discovery type. He was more the patchy-chin-pubes, tats, dirty-white-truck type. He was totally hooked on Red Man, too, so he spewed brown juice like a cricket everyplace he went. Last year my mom nicknamed him the Mighty Un-Butt Crack, because she said he was a single flash of ass plumage away from being the walking definition of redneck.

 What do you think?

Would you keep reading?

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4 Responses to First Paragraph: A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

  1. LOVE LOVE the intro and LOVE LOVED the book –enjoy! So glad you joined in this week.

  2. JoAnn says:

    Great intro! I have this on my ipod ready to go…

  3. Staci says:

    Oh yes, I would keep on reading. I am currently listening to her book, Gods in Alabama, right now.

  4. kaye says:

    You are the second of my blog friends to read this book. I think I would like it very much.

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