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Great Opening Paragraph… 36

Amazing opening for an amazing book

sandra danby

sylvia plath - the bell jar 10-6-13“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York. I’m stupid about executions. The idea of being electrocuted makes me sick, and that’s all there was to read about in the papers – goggle-eyed headlines staring up at me on every street corner and at the fusty, peanut-selling mouth of every subway. It had nothing to do with me, but I couldn’t help wondering what it would be like, being burned alive all along your nerves.”
‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath

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A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

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