03 December 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #2




When I was little, my dad used to tell me, "Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick you friend's nose." This seemed like a reasonably astute observation to me when I was eight, but it turns out to be incorrect on a few levels. To begin with, you cannot possibly pick your friends, or else I never would have ended up with Tiny Cooper.

Tiny Cooper is not the world's gayest person, and he is not the world's largest person, but I believe he may be the world's largest person who is really, really gay and also the world's gayest person who is really, really large.

Truth be told, the first two paragraphs were catchy and witty, and so typically John Green. I've skimmed over the chapters and it turns out that Green writes odd numbered chapters while Levithan writes even numbered chapters. Also, Levithan doesn't use capitalization. It hurts the eyes.

7 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to have to read this author...definitely a catchy excerpt! Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  2. Oh no! Reading shouldn't hurt your eyes. :-(

    I have this book, but haven't read it. I really like both authors' writing, having read one book each by them individually.

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  3. I need to read both of those authors!

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  4. Very different intro -- I'd read some more. Thanks for joining us this week.

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  5. I enjoyed this book, hope you do as well.

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