Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

• Grab your current read.
• Let the book fall open to a random page.
• Share with us two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
• 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!

A Man and His Dog (Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories) by Thomas Mann
Page 225 - But the homeward way, which it took us an hour to cover, was scarcely a triumphal procession. The bridegroom soon lost his bouquet, while everyone we met either laughed or else jeered at his appearance - and we met a good many people, for our route lay the length of the market town at the foot of the hill.

Kristin Lavransdatter
(Book 1: "The Wreath") by Sigrid Undset

Page 177 - "Then I don't understand what you meant, Kristin, when you said that he had neither seduced you nor promised you anything. He has lured you away from the counsel of your kinsmen."


James said...

The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Page 103, Shadow and Claw, Orb Books -
"No matter where the spade turns the soil, it uncovers broken pavements and corroding metal; and scholars write that the kind of sand that artists call polychrome (because flecks of every color are mixed with its whiteness) is actually not sand, but the glass of the past, now pounded to powder by the aeons of tumbling in the clamorous sea. If there are layers of reality beneath the reality we see, even as there are layers of history beneath the ground we walk upon, then in one of those more profound realities, Dr. Talos's face was a fox's mask on a wall, and I marveled to see it turn and bend now toward the woman achieving by those motions, which made expression and thought appear to play across it with the shadows of the nose and brows, an amazing and realist appearance of vivacity.

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