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April 1, 2014 / Leslie

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros

The Remedy:
Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis
by Thomas Goetz

Gotham Books | April 3, 2014 | Hardcover 320 pages

Remedy

1st Paragraph:

“In train after train, consumptives filled the passenger cars, their hacks and coughs competing with steam whistles and screaming brakes as the engines came to a halt in Potsdamer Platz. They came to Berlin without any sense of where to go or what to do once they arrived. And they kept coming, for day, weeks, and months. It must have struck Berliners as a sort of zombie pilgrimage: here were the walking dead of Europe, all suddenly flocking to their city in search of something – some fantastic substance that did not yet officially exist.”

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

Next week I’ll be posting my review and have one copy for giveaway (US addresses).
 


First Chapter Tuesday is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. Join us by visiting Diane and linking your own First Chapter post or to find out what others plan to read this week.

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Source: Review copy provided by Gotham Books.
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  1. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Apr 1 2014 4:56 am

    WOW, this really drew me in. I would love to read this one. So glad u joined in as I was not familiar with this one.

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  2. Beth F / Apr 1 2014 5:00 am

    I love this kind of book! And I like the tone already.

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  3. Paulita / Apr 1 2014 5:49 am

    That book cover is magical. Love it. Here’s Mine

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  4. Kim@Time2Read / Apr 1 2014 5:54 am

    I’d keep reading this one! I know there are several in my family tree with ‘consumption’ as the cause of death, so I’d like to learn more about this. I’ll be watching for your review.
    I’m spotlighting Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival today.

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  5. Beth Hoffman / Apr 1 2014 7:32 am

    Yes! I am already hooked.

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  6. postingfornow / Apr 1 2014 8:25 am

    The imagery of the opening is fantastic. I would keep reading.

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  7. Literary Feline / Apr 1 2014 9:37 am

    This sounds really interesting, not to mention the subject matter makes it sound like something I would like. I hope you liked it!

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  8. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Apr 1 2014 9:43 am

    I would keep reading.

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  9. Suko / Apr 1 2014 11:39 am

    I’d read more in The Remedy.

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  10. Peggy @ The Pegster reads / Apr 1 2014 1:08 pm

    I work in the medical field, and this would def interest me.

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  11. jkb4664 / Apr 1 2014 4:43 pm

    I would read this one too. The intro is terrific!

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  12. Vicki / Apr 1 2014 7:58 pm

    The intro hooked me. I love the cover!

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  13. Mystica / Apr 2 2014 2:02 am

    I read One Thousand Porches which also dealt with the same subject in a different setting. I found the information educative. This sounds similar.

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