Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “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!

Here's my teaser for today:

"A house full of females, in a time of general civic emergency, when everybody's full attention is focused on the earthquake and fires. What a perfect place. What an ideal set of victims for Tommie's new beginning at the true savoring of his work. It was all the better, since none of the Nightingales had any idea of who he was or why he was there."

(from The Last Nightingale by Anthony Flacco, pages 46-47)

Head over to ShouldBeReading for more great teasers!


Anonymous said...

"In particular he enjoyed hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying on the floor; one could breathe more freely, one felt a faint pulsation through one's body, and in Gregor's state of almost contended distraction up there it could happen to his own surprise that he let himself go and fell smack on the floor. But now, of course, he had his body under much better control than before and even when falling from such a height he did himself no damage."

-From The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Terri said...

That's really intriguing. I haven't heard of this book. Great teaser.

Jo-Jo said...

Very interesting...so I wonder why he is there? My teaser is here.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Yikes! Sounds like a thriller. . .

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi