Sep 29, 2020

First Chapter: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

 


Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book ReviewsEach week, share the first paragraph of a book you are now reading or plan to read soon.







After I started reading and was enjoying this novel, I realized that the Polish author not only won the Man Booker International Prize for a previous book, Flights, but is also a Nobel Prize winner for literature. I immediately borrowed the ebook of Flights from our library and so have that to look forward to after this book. 

First Chapter/First Paragraph:

I am already at an age and additionally at a stage where I must always wash my feet thoroughly before bed, in the event of having to be removed by an ambulance in the Night.

Had I examined the Ephemerides that evening to see what was happening in the sky, I wouldn't have gone to bed at all. Meanwhile, I had fallen very fast asleep; I had helped myself with an infusion of hops, and I also took two valerian pills. So when I was woken in the middle of the Night by hammering on the door - violent, immoderate and thus ill-omened - I was unable to come round. 

 

Would you read on?  

6 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have the audio of this one and have read good reviews. Hope you enjoy it.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

It's an odd opening, but having heard good things about this book, I'd try it.

R's Rue said...

I'll pass

Tea said...

I am excited about this one. I love the title. I would definitely keep reading.

Girl Who Reads said...

I like the opening chapter. I think the cover is an interesting choice.

Yvonne said...

Very interesting intro. I'd keep reading.

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