First Paragraph: Shock Wave

I’m reading Shock Wave by John Sandford. I love Virgil Flowers, the main character in this series. Here’s the first paragraph:

Shock WaveFrom the boardroom windows, high atop the Pye Pinnacle, you could see almost nothing for a very long way. A white farmhouse, surrounded by a scattering of metal sheds, huddled in a fir-tree windbreak a half mile out and thirty degrees to the right. Another farmhouse, with a red barn, sat three-quarters of a mile away and thirty degrees to the left. Straight north it was corn, beans, and alfalfa, and after that, more corn, beans and alfalfa.

What do you think?

Would you keep reading?

Every Tuesday 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. Visit Diane to read more First Paragraphs.


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12 Responses to First Paragraph: Shock Wave

  1. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea says:

    I’d have to read more on this one to get a better feel. Hope u love it. Thanks for being a weekly regular Margot.

  2. I’d keep reading. I like the setting so far.

  3. I like the picture that opening creates.

  4. With all those visual images, I am eager to know what is going to happen next. Something ominous? I would keep reading.


  5. I’ve only read one John Sanford book so far and I really liked it. I would definitely keep reading!

  6. I have not read this series. I would keep reading.

  7. He certainly sets the scene, doesn’t he, I can picture the farmhouse. Would like to know more, don’t know the series. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. kelley says:

    Well the landscape sounds pretty dull. Enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  9. Paulita says:

    I’d have to know more. Seems like it’s easing its way to something. Hope it’s good. Here’s Mine

  10. I think I need more information – I can’t really tell much about the book from the intro.

    Here’s Mine:

  11. Debbie says:

    It sound very intriguing. I would keep reading. (I wish I had time to read EVERYTHING I wanted to)

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