Great Opening Paragraph 39… ‘The God of Small Things’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Arundhati Roy“May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month. The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dustgreen trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits burst. Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air. Then they stun themselves against clear windowpanes and die, fatly baffled in the sun.”
‘The God of Small Things’ by Arundhati Roy

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Spies’ by Michael Frayn
‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy
‘American Psycho’ by Brett Easton Ellis

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A 1st para which makes me want to read more: THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy #books via @SandraDanby