Friday Firsts: The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue


Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.

‘She fell in love with a puppet.

Because he was beautiful, because he was rare, because he could not be hers.  Every time she passed the dusty display window of the tiny Quatre Mains storefront, she looked for him.  Propped by hidden scaffolding, the puppet stood beneath a bell jar.  Two black holes drilled for eyes on just the hint of a face.’


My First Impressions

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.

10 Responses to “Friday Firsts: The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue”

  1. Tammy

    I’ll be reading this very soon. Already the story sounds eerie and otherworldly:-)

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    “Spooky” does not even start to describe what I felt with that snippet your quoted.
    But spooky can be fun, sometimes… Looking forward to your review!

  3. Carmen

    That intro is enough to make me want to read further. I hope you like it. 🙂

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    heh … I’ve been curious about this one, but have to admit starting with “She fell in love with a puppet” doesn’t draw me in 🙂

  5. Book Club Mom

    That does sound scary! Nice share!

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh cool, I’m glad you’re reading this, I’d love to get your impression of it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to write my review. In some respects I think it was great but I did have some issues. Have you read this one?

  7. cali

    That’s a strong start, with a hint of creepiness. I’m intrigued.

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