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Great Opening Paragraph 128 ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ #amwriting #FirstPara

“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them.”
‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by JD Salinger JD SalingerBUY THE BOOK

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty’ by Sebastian Barry
The Slaves of Solitude’ by Patrick Hamilton
The Rainmaker’ by John Grisham 

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