Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

• Grab your current read.
• Let the book fall open to a random page.
• Share with us two "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
• You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from. That way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!

(Book 4: The Part About the Crimes) by
Roberto Bolaño
Page 413 - She called the police and the Red Cross from a public phone and then she went back to the house, moved her friend's body to the bed, sat in one of the two armchairs in the living room, and watched a TV show while she waited. The Red Cross came much more quickly than the police.

An American Tragedy by Thomas Dreiser
Page 435 - His face, as he said this, and as Roberta clearly saw, mirrored the complete and resourceless collapse of all his recent plans in regard to her. And she, realizing his indifference to her had reached the point where he could thus dispose of her and their prospective baby in this casual and really heartless manner, was not only angered in part, but at the same time frightened by the meaning of it all. A great example of Dreiser's convoluted, ponderous style!

Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
Page 183 - In these minutes, he always had a deep and dreamless sleep, was deaf to all noise, and if anything ripped him out of sleep, he was disturbed and disoriented for a while. Adriana guarded his sleep like a shrine.

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Page 69 - All this torture, all this pressing need, all these glimpses into the paltriness and worthlessness of my own self, the frightful dread lest I succumb, and the fear of death. Wasn't it better and simpler to prevent a repetition of so many sufferings and quit the stage?


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