Great opening paragraph 11… ‘Brighton Rock’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Graham Greene“Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him. With his inky fingers and his bitten nails, his manner cynical and nervous, anybody could tell he didn’t belong – belong to the early summer sun, the cool Whitsun wind off the sea, the holiday crowd. They came in by train from Victoria every five minutes, rocked down Queen’s Road standing on the tops of the little local trams, stepped off in bewildered multitudes into fresh and glittering air: the new silver paint sparkled on the piers, the cream houses ran away into the west like a pale Victorian water-colour; a race in miniature motors, a band playing, flower gardens in bloom below the front, an aeroplane advertising something for the health in pale vanishing clouds across the sky.”
‘Brighton Rock’ by Graham Greene 
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Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami
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‘True Grit’ by Charles Portis

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