Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - 24th January

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!
Although he was drunk by this time, Bataille managed to work out that the final number of devils and she-devils totalled fourty-four million, four hundred and thirty-five thousand five hundred and fifty six. We checked his calculation, admitting with surprise that he was right, while he banged his fist on the table and shouted, ``You see then, I'm not drunk!'' And then he was so pleased with himself that he slid under the table.
A final taster of Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery - a study of conspiracies and paranoia! (I've very glad my random page wasn't 365 where there's a 16 line sentence full of obscure proper nouns!)

1 comment:

JLS Hall said...

That's an awful lot of devils and she-devils! The only Eco I've ever read was The Name of the Rose -- it took me weeks and weeks to get through, but I loved it. Great teaser!