Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - 5th June



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!
My favorite bit of Outside is the window. It's different every time. A bird goes right by zoom, I don't know what it was. The shadows are all long again now, mine waves right across our room on the green wall. I watch God's face falling slow slow, even orangier and the clouds are all colors, then after there's streaks and dark coming up so bit-at-a-time I don't see it till it's done.
Last week I wrote that this was a very dark book, maybe here with another extract redressing the balance! From Emma Donoghue's Room I'm cheating here as I wanted to quote this passage and it is far more than 2 sentences - here we have Jack seeing the world outside and a sunset (God's face is the sun) before there was only a skylight and getting used to the Outside, to freedom.

6 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Nice teaser! I like the imagery. My teasers this week are from Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller and Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Happy reading!

LibrarySnake said...

I still have to read this one. Are you liking it so far?


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rajm said...

Yes, very much. In view of the subject it was a book I started with some trepidation - but seeing Jack develop is so positive

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Intense. The author gives a vivid picture of what the character is seeing -- as if the person is stuck inside in one place, day after day.
Great teaser.
My Teaser is from Toxic Torte.

Suem said...

I thought it was good, I really did find this book harrowing though. I read it on holiday last year and had to finish it but also had to keep putting it down!

rajm said...

Yes, don't know how anyone could take Audrey Niffenegger's advice (on the front cover of my copy) 'A book to be read in one sitting' at face value - it needed to be put down - unless she was trying to generate the same sense of trappedness as for Jack