Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

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!
My teaser comes from Troubles, by J.G. Farrell, winner of the Lost Booker Prize:
Edward's feelings were virtually a mirror-image of Mr. Noonan's. He had a profound lack of interest in money, never having been sufficiently short of it, and was positively chilled by the idea that his daughter-in-law, (buxom and rosy-cheeked) should be represented on packets of flour available to the grubby fingers of the populace for a penny or two. He was by no means anxious to dissolve the "breeding" of the Spencers in a solution of Irish "bog Catholicism" (a daughter of Cardinal Newman might have been another matter). In these troubled times one clearly had to close the ranks, not open them...

More teasers at ShouldbeReading.Wordpres.com.


Zibilee said...

Ooh! Great teaser! I have had this book on my shelves for the longest time!

Harvee said...

Very interesting tease. Apt title for the book!

Anonymous said...

Great teasers.

Sandy Nawrot said...

OK call me dense, but only now have I started following you. Please forgive me. Love the teaser...why haven't I read this book yet?