Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - 19 May

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!

As he walked back top his office which issued ration cards to the population of their town, he looked about him vaguely but with hunger, his eyes resting not on the things on which people's eyes normally rest - signboards, the traffic, the number of an approaching bus - but on such things normally considered nondescript and unimportant, as the paving stones on which their feet momentarily pressed, the length of a wire in a railing at the side of the road, a pattern of grime on the window pane of a disused print press... Amongst such things his eyes roved and hunted and, when he was seated at his desk in the office, his eyes continued to slide about - that was Sheila's phrase later: 'slide about' - in a musing calculating way, over the surface of the crowded desk, about the corners of the room, even across the ceiling.
Anita Desai's 'Games at Twilight' a collection of short stories. I was finding it uninvolving, but I'm gradually being drawn in, maybe I wasn't giving it enough concentration - look at those sentence lengths!

1 comment:

MizB said...

Thanks for playing in Teaser Tuesdays! My, my, those are run-on sentences! LOL. :P