Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - 21 April

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 and author 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!

When they had gone, the helicopters rose from their waiting grounds along the highway. Trabert looked up as the sky was filled with these insane machines. Yet in the contours of his wife's thighs, in the dune-filled eyes of Karen Novotny, he saw the assuaged time of the astronauts, the serene face of the president's widow.

Provoked into re-reading and posting this teaser by the death of J G Ballard yesterday, from his The Atrocity Exhibition, strong meat! not for the timid! As I quoted yesterday:
You need to be well hard.


jlshall said...

Oh, my - I hadn't heard about Ballard's death. That's a real loss. I remember how frightening his High Rise was when I first encountered it years ago. Sad news, but great teasers!

rajm said...

I was pleasantly surprised that the BBC television news had a substantial piece on him on Monday night - I'd heard of his death earlier in the day. As I said in the other post, I've been a fan for many (arrgh!) 40 years