- Fizzy Thoughts: Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


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!


“Of earth, we see all.
Below, the many spines of Mesopotamia: her plates long buckled into mountain ridges, hoary and high; rivers and streams, silken kraits that line the land in silver and blue; the undulations of skulls buried beneath the desert floor, one after one after one, like the nodes in history’s back: benighted, elapsed, in dissolve.”


From The Age of Orphans, by Laleh Khadivi

8 comment(s):

Jo-Jo said...

Wow, that is one hec of a teaser. Very descriptive...thanks for sharing it.

Beth F said...

That's a super teaser! Lovely.

Dar said...

Whoa! That is some teaser.

Alyce said...

That writing is very poetic. Does the story flow well or do the descriptions bog it down, I wonder?

Mary said...

Descriptive teaser!

Joanne said...

This is what I'm reading now - or more appropriately *trying* to read now. It's probably my lack of attention lately, but I'm having a hard time with this book. Hope your enjoying it with more success than me :)

Literary Feline said...

I was wondering the same thing as Alyce. It's quite descriptive--almost like reading a poem.

softdrink said...

Alyce, Joanne and Literary Feline - I actually haven't started it yet. I just carry it back and forth from work.

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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