Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 23 Feb



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!
In the end they got a man called Carl with fierce, blue eyes and a mower and a scythe and he pretty well ruined everything, but for a while it hid whole other worlds to play in.
That first visit, after the rain stopped, the long grass was still drenched, we walked right down to the edge of the lake, my socks and shoes soaked through.
Emma Craigie's 'Chocolate Cake with Hitler' the story of the last few days of 12 year old Helga Goebbels life and her gradual realisation of the nightmare which was closing in. This is nearly un-putdownable for me - you know what's going to happen but like a car-crash you don't want to look away. At the moment it is strongly recommended - we shall see if I'm as positive after the second half of the book - my only reservation so far is the recurrence of events which should be amusing but in the context of Hitler's Berlin bunker really, really aren't. e.g.
I did a fantastic dying scene [acting out Snow White's death from poison]
I've only just spotted the Who's Who at the end of the book - very useful for keeping track of the various third reich personalities who flit in and out of Helga's dark vision.

5 comments:

bookwanderer said...

Wow--this sounds good. Dark but good.

My Teaser Tuesday is over at bookwanderer.

Lori said...

Never heard of this one. Enjoy your book. Here's Mine.

Kaye said...

I can see why this would be almost unputdownable. Those whose who at the end are always a help. Enjoy the rest of the book. Have a good week and happy reading. My teaser is here .

jlshall said...

This sounds like a really disturbing tale. I've heard of this one, but haven't seen it anywhere - it might not be out yet here in the US. Could be a little too intense for me, but it does sound fascinating.

rajm said...

Yep that's likely - it was only published in the uk in January