Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday Intros: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where  participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.

"When the fair gold morning of April stirred Mary Hawley awake, she turned over to her husband and saw him, little fingers pulling a frog mouth at her.
"You're silly," she said.  "Ethan, you've got your comical genius."
"Oh say, Miss Mousie, will you marry me?"
"Did you wake up silly?"
"The year's at the day.  The day's at the morn."

"I guess you did.""

The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck. The Viking Press, 1961.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hi James thanks for joining us this week. I like the intro and would read anything Steinbeck. (I'm about due for this one) enjoy

Brian Joseph said...

I have not read this one by Steinbeck yet. This opening does seem exactly how I would expect from Steinbeck. There is something about his dialog that is unique. There is a sense of banter with an underlying seriousness underneath.

James said...

This looks to be a little different than his most popular novels.
Thanks for hosting the Tuesday Intros.

James said...

Yes, I had a similar feeling and as I make my way into the novel it has definite differences from other Steinbeck I've read.