Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, Dec 14

Teaser Tuesdays are a weekly book-themed meme, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. The rules are as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful of spoilers! Don't ruin the book to others by revealing important plot developments. (So the last words of a dying central character are probably not okay...)
  • Share the title and the author of the book as well, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can look up the book and add it to their TBR list.
Here's our teaser for this week:
On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide - it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese - the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope. They got out of the EMS truck, as usual moving much too slowly in our opinion, and the fat one said under his breath, "This ain't TV, folks, this is how fast we go."
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, p. 3

9 comments:

  1. Oh, this one sounds sad!

    Stopping by from TT. Here's ours if you get a chance to come over:
    http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/12/tuesday-teaser-unbroken-and-its-cats.html

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  2. I love this teaer, I really want to read this book! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  3. Interesting teaser. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Wanna see what my Teaser for Tuesday is?

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  4. Here is my teaser from Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz (Page vii):

    I used to be the kind of guy that would have no problem reading Playboy or Hustler on an airplane, but that me in "the before," and nearly everything has changed since that time in my life a little over a year ago.

    This is not a coming of age story.

    If that's what you're wanting then I suggest you put this down and read something else: something with a happy ending. Like Penthouse.

    Or: the funny pages.

    This is me giving you your official warning.

    Because where this goes, you might not be ready for.

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  5. Great teaser! It's been ages since I read this.

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  6. The distance between Howard and his house lenghtened and, as it did, segregated him from his life as if it were time. The smell of the woodoil and kerosene from the wagon made him think of the rooms and stairways he already knew he would never enter again and he realised what he sat apon, thw swaying cart full of products for cleaning, scrubbing, patching, organizing, maintaining domestic life, was a house.

    Paul Harding, Tinkers

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  7. YEAY! Teaser Tuesday!!!!!!! Here is mine! It is the day when my to-read list just can't stop growing!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma_Michaels@hotmail.com
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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