‘First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday’ is hosted by ‘Bibliophile by the Sea’, where bloggers share the first paragraph of a novel they are currently reading or want to read in the future.
This week’s chapter comes from ‘Water for Elephants’ by Sara Gruen.
I’ve seen the film adaptation of this novel and, despite it starring Robert Pattinson, I enjoyed it. So I bought the book, to see how it differs from the film.
Here’s the first paragraph of the book:
‘Only three people were left under the red and white awning of the greasy joint: Grady, me, and the fry cook. Grady and I sat at a battered wooden table, eadch facing a burger on a dented tin plate. The cook was behind the counter, scraping his griddle with the edge of a spatula. He had turned off the fryer some time ago, but the odor of grease lingered.’
Would you read on?