Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - 17 March



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • 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!
There were, of course, many fine impulses and most commendable initiative in her nature; but everything in her seemed to be perpetually seeking its equilibrium and not finding it; everything was in chaos, in a state of agitation and restlessness. Perhaps the demands she made upon herself were too severe and she was unable to find in herself the necessary strength to satisfy them.
Phew! Dostoyevsky The Devils - following on from the reading the Rowan Williams about the author (and books) I felt I needed to refresh my memory - at least of this one (Here's my comment on a re-read of Crime and Punishment - over 2 years ago now!).

3 comments:

jlshall said...

I've never been brave enough to take on Dostoyevsky, although my husband has always recommended his books. One of these days, maybe I'll take the plunge. Enjoyed the teasers.

Alyce said...

Looks like good writing - it's Dostoevsky, so it's supposed to be, but I haven't read any of his books (even though I own a couple). It seems like it would take some focus and concentration to read.

Karen H. said...

That must be good reading with strong coffee. I've read a little of his writing in college and was greatful for the classroom discussions. :)