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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [Aug. 20th, 2006|08:37 pm]
First Paragraph Book Recommendations

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Through the small bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the trees calligraphic. Exhaust from the dryer billows out of the house and up, breaking apart while tumbling into the white sky.


Okay, so the first paragraph's not that long. It is actually follows a preface that is about 45 pages long and should not be skipped, as it is extremely humorous and well worth your time. It actually begins on the bottom of the copyright page:

Height: 5'11"; Weight 175; Eyes: blue; Hair: brown; Hands: chubbier than one would expect; Allergies: only to dander; Place on the sexual orientation scale, with 1 being perfectly straight and 10 being perfectly gay: 3.
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[User Picture]From: irishpecas14
2006-08-21 06:08 am (UTC)
ohhh that sounds interesting! i'm reserving it now...
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From: okwatkins
2006-08-23 12:03 am (UTC)
I love Dave Eggers. Both for his writing and 826 Valencia.
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