First Paragraph: The Beautiful Mystery
I am happily reading The Beautiful Mystery written by that writing genius Louise Penny. Here’s the first paragraph:
As the last note of the chant escaped the Blessed Chapel a great silence fell, and with it came an even greater disquiet.
The silence stretched on. And on.
These were men used to silence, but this seemed extreme, even to them.
And still they stood in their long black robes and white tops, motionless.
These were men also used to waiting. But this too seemed extreme.
The less disciplined among them stole glanes at the tall, slim elderly man who had been the last to file in and would be the first to leave.
What do you think? Based on the first paragh, would you keep reading?
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