Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - June 16

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!
Though it was a warm night and the room was stuffy his hands and feet were icy. What a nuisance it was, he reflected irritably, to have an imagination that conjured up pictures of things that you didn't in the least want to see!
From W Somerset Maugham's The Ashenden Stories (this is from the Hairless Mexican). Our book group book of the month - chosen by me - I had to choose a book with a blue cover - mine published in the 1960's - I bought it new for 3s6d - has that as does at least one edition in print. I've not read the Maugham short stories for years and am thinking of following this up with the rest! These Ashenden stories were the forerunner of Ian Fleming's James Bond the head of MI6 is called 'R' and Maugham puts down some lovely interactions, he's not so much concerned with the spying as the personalities - though the situation is what develops the stories.

1 comment:

Vonnie R said...

"The Hairless Mexican"? lol

I wonder what he/she was thinking of to spook them enough to have cold hands and feet on a warm day. Or perhaps they have bad blood circulation?