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 reading an overview of Agatha Christie’s life and body of work. It’s edited by John Curran. Here’s Mr. Curran’s second paragraph:
“In a career spanning over fifty years, Agatha Christie transformed detective fictioh both on the page and later, on the stage. Through the creation of a gallery of immortal characters–Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford–she sold more books in more parts of the globe than any crime writer before or since. Almost forty years after her death, her entire output is still available in bookstores and seen in theaters around the world. How did she do it? A look at her life may provide some clues. . .”
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?