Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, May 18

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Man Who Cancelled Himself, TheIn a brief hiatus from WWII, I'm reading The Man Who Cancelled Himself by David Handler, one of his Stewart Hoag mysteries.
He held up a pudgy hand for silence, even though he was the one doing the talking.  I could see the fresh scars on the inside of his wrist from when he'd tried to kill himself with a razor blade earlier that summer.  A few days later he swallowed the contents of an economy-sized bottle of Uncle Chubby's children's aspirin, 277 tablets in all.
Which is three sentences, but I didn't want to stop at two.

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Previously on Teaser Tuesday:  I could not get through The Irregulars, which was disappointing (both the book and the fact that it didn't hold my interest).  My eyes kept slipping off the page.  The author did her research, but the story ultimately seems to be, Roald Dahl was posted to the U.S., cultivated a lot of contacts and passed on information to the Brits.  I'm not sure if it simply wasn't that big a story, or if it wasn't told well, or I wasn't in the mood, or a combination.  My suspicion is that this should have been an article rather than a book, but she was committed to a book, so a book it had to be. 

8 comments:

elizabeth said...

Great teaser!

Rose City Reader said...

Oh, I'm disappointed to hear you didn't like The Irregulars. I've been meaning to read it and it was high on my list of book to give my husband -- it sounds like it would be right up his alley. Drat!

Emma Michaels said...

Great Teaser, sorry you didn't enjoy it. Here is my Teaser Tuesday:
http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/05/teaser-tuesday_18.html

Feel free to stop by tomorrow for my review and GIVEAWAY of the book and a new ARC, by the same author, next Spring when it is released!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels

Alayne said...

This sounds like a really strange book! Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lorin said...

Poor guy. Sounds sad. Hope its a good mystery!

I've only just begun The Little Giant of Aberdeen County (today's TT) but it is wonderful, so far. As is Cloud Atlas, which I am 75% of the way through. After plodding through some stinkers, I am happily in a good book sweet spot, I think.

E.J. Stevens said...

Interesting teaser.

My teaser is here.

Happy reading. :)

xx,
E.J

Kathy Martin said...

This mystery does sound interesting. I'm curious about the person being talked about. My Tuesday Teaser is Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your book. Thank you for visiting my teaser.