Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday Intro: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

"Henry and I dug the hole seven feet deep. Any shallower and the corpse was liable to come rising up during the next big flood: Howdy boys! Remember me?  The thought of it kept us digging even after the blisters on our palms had burst, re-formed and burst again. Every shovelful was an agony - the old man, getting his last licks. Still, I was glad of the pain. It shoved away thought and memory."
Mudbound
by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound  by Hillary Jordan is my book club's February selection. I had a chance to read the first chapter over the weekend and, from the opening paragraph, the writing has totally captivated me. I can't wait to read more!

Have you read this book? What do you think of the opening?



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16 comments:

  1. I'd definitely keep reading as I know this is one I enjoyed. Great intro - Thanks so much for joining in.

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  2. I did read this, so obviously the intro worked! :--)

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  3. I loved this book...in fact it was one of my top favorites for last year. Great intro.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. I guess burying a corpse at the right depth is crucial to covering up a crime! Although I like the writing, I don't know whether I like the book! Thanks for sharing, here's my Tuesday Post!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  5. Have heard great things about this book, and about the author. What a paragraph! That would certainly hook me.

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  6. Well you pretty much have to keep reading with an opening like that!

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  7. I read this book and it was great. Enjoy.

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  8. This intro definitely makes me want to read the book.

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  9. I hope you like this one as much as I did! GREAT read! :)

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  10. What a great opener and yes, I would keep on reading this one! I have it on audio to listen to!!!

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  11. I read this three years ago and absolutely loved it. I gave it a 5/5 rating. You can read my review here, if you like.

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  12. This opening paragraph is utterly compelling! I hope the rest of the book lives up to its strong beginning.

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  13. It's a great opening that would keep me reading. I've had this book on my iPad forever and I always have the best intentions of getting to it. I think I'll make a commitment to reading it this year. I've heard many good reviews on it. I look forward to seeing what you think of it.

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  14. Thanks for all the comments. I just finished reading MUDBOUND today and loved it. It's my first 5 star book this year and will probably be a 2013 favorite!

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