First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday Vicki at I’d Rather Be At the Beach hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or two of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon.

Mine comes from Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith.

Strangers on a Train

The train tore along with an angry, irregular rhythm. It was having to stop at smaller and more frequent stations, where it would wait impatiently for a moment, then attack the prairie again. But progress was imperceptible. The prairie only undulated, like a vast, pink-tan blanket being casually shaken. The faster the train went, the more bouyant and taunting the undulations.

Guy took his eyes from the window and hitched himself back against the seat.

Miriam would delay the divorce at best, he thought. She might not even want a divorce, only money. Would there really ever be a divorce from her?


  1. Wow, I’ve heard a lot about this book…and then I read another book by Highsmith (Carol, The Price of Salt), so now I’m eager to read this one. So many other books have mimicked the idea behind this book. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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