Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - 28 July



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!
I'm still working my way though Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun from last week so here's another teaser from it:
She felt light, as if it were much easier to carry her own weight, but she was clear-headed; she knew what she wanted to do and what she was doing. ____'s almost-damp smell filled her nose when she stood before him with the bottle.
I've blanked out a name to avoid a possible spoiler! The tale of the betrayal and tragedy of Biafra.
As I've started another book - I wanted something light (in weight) when I was having problems with back and a rucksack - most of my reading happens on the route to and from work, here's another one!
At one time he had been in the habit of playing the harp at the bedside of his patients in order to sedate them with certain music composed for the purpose. He did not practice surgery, which he considered an inferior art fit only for charlatans and barbers, and his terrifying specialty was predicting the day and the hour his patients would die.

from Gabriel García Márquez's 'Of Love and Other Demons' - I'd forgotten there was a Peter Eötvös opera on this book (broadcast in the UK last year).

2 comments:

celi.a said...

Great Gabriel Garcia Marquez quote! Ah, what a terrifying art...

Nice teaser. (Is that Mt. Ranier in your banner picture? I miss home!)

Check out mine here.

rajm said...

Thanks! The link from the theme just says mountain-1.jpg so it's hard to tell but if it looks familiar.... Must tinker with the theme or get a new one, I need the search box even if visitors don't!