First Paragraph: The Glassblower of Murano
I’m reading an interesting novel that features Italian glass. The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato alternates between current day glassblowers and those of a few centuries ago. So far, I’m really enjoying it. Here’s how it begins:
As Corradino Mankin looked on the lights of San Marco for the last time, Venice from the lagoon seemed to him a golden constellation in the dark blue velvet dusk. How many of those windowpanes, that adorned his city like costly gems, had he made with his own hands? Now they were stars lit to guide him at the end of the journey of his life. Guide him home at last.
What do you think?
Would you keep going?
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.