Great opening paragraph 25… ‘Super-Cannes’ #amwriting #FirstPara

JG Ballard“The first person I met at Eden-Olympia was a psychiatrist, and in many ways it seems only too apt that my guide to this ‘intelligent’ city in the hills above Cannes should have been a specialist in mental disorders. I realize now that a kind of waiting madness, like a state of undeclared war, haunted the office buildings of the business park. For most of us, Dr Wilder Penrose was our amiable Prospero, the psychopomp who steered our darkest dreams towards the daylight. I remember his eager smile when we greeted each other, and the evasive eyes that warned me away from his outstretched hand. Only when I learned to admire this flawed and dangerous man was I able to think of killing him.”
‘Super-Cannes’ by JG Ballard
Amazon

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Illywhacker’ by Peter Carey
‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan
‘Couples’ by John Updike

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