- Fizzy Thoughts: Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, June 16, 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!
Okay, it's a bit more than two sentences, but I was having a hard time finding two sentences that stood alone. And besides, this short conversation doubles as a synopsis!

"Wait, you're going across illegally to collect vatos to take home?"
"Correct."
"You're collecting men?"
"Seven men."
"And you'll smuggle them out of the Yunaites?"
"Yes."
"Back to Mexico."
"Exactly."
"But you have to sneak."
"Si."
"Because it's illegal to transport illegals."
"Correct."
"Even if they're going south."
"Right."
"Holy Christ, I love this story!"

from Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea

5 comment(s):

stacybuckeye said...

I have read wonderful reviews for this book. This conversation is the perfect synopsis!

Veens said...

"Holy Christ, I love your teaser!"

:)

Eva said...

So jealous you're reading the new Urrea! Have you read The Hummingbird's Daughter? It's awesome!

LisaMM said...

I have this book!! Haven't cracked it open yet. You like, senorita???

Jo-Jo said...

Man that sounds like a great story...thanks for including that excerpt. Definitely going to have to read this one now.

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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