Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: May 4

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!

From Away: A NovelI'm this close to finishing From Away by David Carkeet. Here's the teaser:

Two hours later, he was closer to finding Homer's password only in the sense that he had eliminated a few dozen of the infinite number of candidates. The light was starting to fade.

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Previously on Teaser Tuesday: I finished Fool which was good but not my favorite Christopher Moore novel (that would be A Dirty Job). I got the sense that Fool was a book he felt obliged to finish but that he really didn't like what it required him to do: follow King Lear around. In the Epilogue, he talks about seeing upteen productions of King Lear and wanting to push the guy off a cliff. Given that the fool in Lear is supposed to be one of Lear's only faithful companions, the fool in Fool can't seem to stand spending any time with him. That was a bit of a problem.

I found myself wishing that Moore hadn't followed his editor's advice (he'd asked this editor if he should write about a generic fool or the fool in Lear, and the editor had said Lear, absolutely). I found myself wishing Moore had written a different book. Ah well.

13 comments:

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Interesting teaser. Thanks for visiting Southern Sassy Things! :o)

Christy

Alayne said...

Ooh this sounds really intriguing. My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

Felicia S. said...

That looks really good!

I have heard that POV on the Christopher Moore book from more than one person.

Trillian said...

Nice teaser! Here's mine

Lorin said...

From Away sounds incredibly strange, from the Amazon description. Not serious at all. =)

I mostly just read serious books when they are "assigned" to me, mostly for book club.

Rose City Reader said...

Good teaser.

Great re-cap of Fool.

Heather said...

An intriguing teaser - thanks for visiting!

Barbara said...

intriguing teaser.

Thanks for stopping by On the Bookcase.

For anyone else, here's mine!

pussreboots said...

I agree with you 100% re Fool but you and I seem to be in the minority. Thank you for visiting my TT. PussReboots.

Rhoni@ckybooks.com said...

I love how you followed up on last week's Teaser.

Anonymous said...

No text to offer a real teaser, but I will say that I just finished reading Laurie King's long-awaited sequel to "The Language of Bees," "The God of the Hive," in a single sitting - and despite the creepy title, I think this is one of her best-ever books, a wonderful new installment in the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series.

Sarah said...

Great teaser! And Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Candace said...

Interesting teaser, thanks for sharing! And for stopping by mine!