Teaser Tuesday

July 14, 2009 at 12:00 am 2 comments

Welcome, all, to Teaser Tuesday! Basically how this goes down is that I have grabbed a stack of books I’m planning on reviewing in the near future, opened them to a random page and picked a two-sentence quote from between lines 7 and 12 on that page. Just to get you pumped about them! So here’s hoping they’re actually good!

taleoftwoA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
“…Mr. Barsad paid for what he had drunk, and took his leave: taking occasion to say, in a genteel manner, before he departed, that he looked forward to the pleasure of seeing Monsieur and Madame Defarge again. For some minutes after he had emerged into the outer presence of Saint Antoine, the husband and wife remained exactly as he had left them, lest he should come back.”
roserent
The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters
“The quiet, decent man never opened his mouth to answer that. Whatever he felt for woman or rose was his business, no other man’s.”

egyptologistThe Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
“Trilipush, back from Gallipoli, surprises the pair and, motivated by jealousy of his Juliet and greed over their secret find in the desert, kills both Marlowe and Caldwell, hides their bodies, and goes to the USA. Well, I’d done some work ahead of me to prove all this, and I still didn’t understand why his military records had been suppressed, but this shows how early I’d already understood the main facts of the matter, Macy, as I explained them to you when I met you that evening at the Parker House Hotel after returning from my newest client’s home.”

The Dover Thrift Edition

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy“Every moment of his life was filled up and apportioned, and in order to find time to perform all the tasks allotted to each day he observed the strictest regularity. ‘Without haste and without rest,’ was his motto.”

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  • 1. KT  |  July 14, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Ooooh, that Anna Karenina quote looks good! Is Tolstoy kind of like Margaret Atwood in that every sentence is pretty much perfect and thus quotable?

    Also, how interested would you be in a double review of A Tale of Two Cities? It could be kind of fun :)

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  • 2. Corey  |  July 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Yeah, I liked that Anna one! Tolstoy has his moments of Margaret Atwoodiness, although I wouldn’t say everything is all perfect all the time like her writing. :)

    Double review! Exciting! I’d be into it. It would be fun to write in cahoots again, if that’s what you had in mind. Ah, those Canaan Crazy O’s days!

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