Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 2 November



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!
Even with their homemade weapons the guerrillas were virtually invulnerable when laying an ambush. The soldiers were everywhere, disguised as goatherds, the Kalashikov hidden under the goat's belly.
These are the Mujahedeen in the Afghanistan occupied by the Russians as described in The Bookseller of Kabul by ├ůsne Seierstad and exercise in getting inside the mind of a different culture - and I seem to be reading yet another book on the Middle East! I see (if you follow the above link) that the book is currently the subject of legal action by the book-seller, a court has found against Seierstad and we're now in an appeal. From the corrections to that article the sensitivity of the whole subject is obvious!

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I liked this book a lot and found the link interesting. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesdays-outside-the-ordinary-world.html

Deepali said...

It seems to be a hot topic now, I should like to read this book.
My teaser is from the most hotly anticipated book of the year for me - Towers of Midnight, the penultimate book in the Wheel of Time.
- Dee, from e-Volving Books