19 October, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (11)

Teaser Tuesday has arrived again! This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, and it's very easy to join in. Here are the rules for participating:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is from Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith.

Four days. Each one longer than the last, each dictated by the sirens that cut through the prison every other hour, each plagued by the same unending sense of terror.

What are your teasers today?

-----The Golden Eagle


Suzie said...

Wow!!! I don't have anything else to say.

My Teaser is just so different. http://bit.ly/aM7KqI

Cruella Collett said...

I've never even heard of this book. Now, here's a teaser for you:

"...tension in the region was escalating. Britain was facing opposition both in Egypt and Iran, the first as a result of a controversy over the Suez Canal, while the second was a matter of oil."

Interesting, eh? :P

(Yes, it's from chapter two of my thesis, how did you guess...)

And no, I don't think anyone will be adding this to their TBR piles anytime soon!

Jen Daiker said...

Great teaser!!! Ooo my book is in the car *bummed* so I'll have to share later, but this was an awesome teaser!

Kelsey said...

Wow! Great teaser!! Left me wanting more!

The Golden Eagle said...

Suzie: This could actually classify as speculative fiction, but the language/style is different from yours. :)

Cruella: I've studied the Middle East, actually! I think it's interesting, even if it is a thesis!

Jen: Thanks! I hate it when I leave my books out in the car; especially if it's raining. :P

The Golden Eagle said...

Oh, hey Kelsey! Missed your comment; page didn't load.

Made me want to read on, too.

Hannah Kincade said...

Here's my teaser: "Over the decades, the short trunk had adopted a sideways angle, and someone had gone to the effort of propping a crutch beneath a large limb to absorb some of its weight. A scorch mark midway along suggested a lightning strike many years before."

That's from FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton. She's terrific and her new book is coming out next month!! Eeeek!

Misha1989 said...

The teaser makes me want to read the book. I forgot it was Tuesday!.hehe

TheBookishSnob said...

I love how this sounds. I get this sense of waiting and j
ping each time you hear that noise.

My teaser is from Shades Of Gray by LM Pruitt

Amy said...

Great teaser! Perfect for October too.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, another series of good reasons not to end up in prison! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Aisle B said...

This one sounds really GOOD!

The sirens and sounds of horror...

Great teaser and amazing creativity on the writer's part.

Jess. said...

Interesting teaser, kind of reminds me of Silent Hill.

My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read

Sun Singer said...

Strong teaser. Also, strong cover at. This author is new to me, so I'm glad I stopped by and found your teaser.

Here's mine: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/10/teaser-tuesday-imperfect-by-l-e-harvey.html


Deepali said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting, the metal flowers in the teaser are the metallic tasting blood in our protagonists mouth :)

These bday stories are not the happy kind - for the most part.
- Dee from e-Volving Books

Alayne said...

That's an intense teaser! Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Marieke said...

I've never even heard of the book! But great tease, may just have to check it out! :D

Elana Johnson said...

Oooh, nice! I haven't heard of this book either, and I'm not at home, so I don't have a towering stack of books next to me...

smellincoffee said...

A prison book? I'm liable to have Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison" playing in my head ifI tried to read it!

The Golden Eagle said...

Hannah: I love your teaser! It sounds like an interesting book; I'll have to check it out!

Misha1989: I forget it's Tuesday a lot as well . . . I'll see that on someone's blog it says Tuesday and then I'll go "Ack! I have to write my post!" LOL.

TheBookishSnob: The whole book is like that. :) But in a good way.

Amy: It is! The cover matches, too.

Laurel-Rain Snow: There are many good reasons for not ending up in prison, but I would say avoiding this sort of situation is one of them. :D

Aisle B: This author writes very well; better than I had expected!

Jess: I've never read Silent Hill, but if it's anything like this book I'd definitely be interested.

Malcolm: I like the cover art too! This cover isn't actually the one on my copy, but I thought it was the best, so I used it instead.

Deepali: Stories that are't happy isn't usually a deterrant for me. The flower/blood connection though, is a little strange. :P

Alayne: It is!

Marieke: It's worth the search, since Lockdown is a really good book.

Elana: Aahh! No tower of books? The world must be falling apart!


Smellincoffee: I've never heard "Folsum Prison", so I can't say I'd have it running through my head. :P

Tyrean Martinson said...

Well, next to me I have an American Sign Language Dictionary and my daughters' math books. I could try to link you to a sign for tiger (learned this morning) or give you a lesson on fractions or beginning algebra . . . or I could cross the room to the bookshelf . . . hmm.

"Yes, that's it. It was if those eyes belonged to nothing human or living on earth." from Hawksmaid, by Kathryn Lasky - a retelling of Maid Marian, as a falconress . . . a fun book I picked up in the kids section of the library last week when I was there with my kids.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love Kathryn Lasky's writing! I'll have to check out Hawksmaid; it sounds like something I'd enjoy!

Melissa said...

That teaser rocks! I want to read this book now.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh this one sounds creepy!!

The Golden Eagle said...

Melissa: It's worth the read. :)

Carrie: It is kind of creepy, but, as Amy said, perfect for October.

Jules said...

Teaser for today...piles of dirty laundry :)

Just wanted to say HI!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Rachel Morgan said...

I like the idea of this teaser Tuesday :-) Think I shall participate in future...

Wanted to tell you I have a blog award for you over at my blog :-)

The Golden Eagle said...

Jules: The attack of the laundry? LOL.

Thanks for saying HI!

Rachel: It's a fun meme!

YOU DO? *jumps up and down* Thank you, Rachel!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This is a great teaser!! :-)

Talei said...

Ooh sounds good! I love the Teaser Tues idea, but alas I don't normally post on Tues. Wonder if I could post on a Weds and just say the time zone threw me out?

Lydia Kang said...

That was so great! My books are in a different room right now so I'm going to read the other posts!
Glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower!

Clarissa Draper said...

"She began to experience the sensation of being firmly trotted backwards and forwards, and at each corner slowly spun like a top. Looking up, she saw Dickie wear the expression many people wear when they drive a car."

From Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen. Love this book!


The Golden Eagle said...

Shannon: Thanks! It was a great book to read, too. :)

Talei: You could . . . I don't think there's anything on MizB's website about having to be in her time zone!

Lydia: Thank you for following me! :D

Clarissa: Spun like a top?! I wouldn't really want to be her at that moment. Great teaser!