Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - 26 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!
He was overpowered, the train brought to a standstill, and they took him to the police station raving mad - thence to an asylum. Always considered rather queer in the army, the Mahler business had broken down his brain.
.. not a thriller but a work of musicology! From Norman Lebrecht's Mahler Remembered - an assembly of reminiscences of Gustav Mahler by his contemporaries - that one comes from Ethyl Smyth. I really ought to quote some of the previous sentence otherwise the teaser would be too much! - Weber (the grandson of the composer and the overpoweree)'s wife was having an affair with Mahler and on a train trip to Dresden, Weber draws a revolver and takes 'William Tell-like shots at the head rests between the seats', it doesn't suggest that Mahler was on the train...

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Not my usual type of read, but the teaser has me interested in the book.
Here's Mine

Sonia Lal said...

sounds pretty interesting!

mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/teaser-tuesday-unnatural/

jlshall said...

This sounds great. I've always been fascinated by the Mahlers, although I'm not much of a fan of Gustav's music.

gautami tripathy said...

What a great teaser! Another book to add?

Sorry for not being around....But better late than never!!!

Here is my Crime Fiction Teaser Tuesday: Borderlands by Brian McGilloway post!