01 March, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (30)


You can guess what that means!

This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser is from Freddy's Book by John Gardner. So far it's a bit strange; I took it out because I enjoyed reading Grendel (by the same author) and wondered if I'd like something else he wrote as much.

(It isn't the cover of the paperback I took out of the library. But I can't find a good image of the one with the red devil on it.)

At last the cart stopped, and after three or four minutes the humpbacked driver raised the edge of the hide that served as their tent-flap and peered in. "Dalarma," he growled in a voice oddly muffled, and he closed the flap again.

-p. 92


Got thoughts on the book you're reading or have a teaser? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


mist of the blossom rain said...

Interesting...it sounds like a unique story!

The Golden Eagle said...

It is, Emily!

Mary Mary said...

I don't believe I've read any of Gardner's books, but hey, I'll give most anything a try. Thanks for sharing!

The Golden Eagle said...

I try a lot of different things, too. :)

You're welcome!

Margo Benson said...

This is new to me too - I'm intrigued already! Another to add to my TBR stack! Thank you :-)

Talli Roland said...

Haven't heard of this one! Thanks and happy Tuesday!

IanBontems said...

This is a great idea, and I really like the sound of Freddy's Book. I'd never heard of it before.

Mine teaser is here:


Tony Benson said...

The quote is definitely enticing. Sounds like an interesting book. It's a mark of good writing when so much is conveyed in so few words.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Interesting teaser :)

Brian said...

Freddy makes me think of a strange horror movie!

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh now I'm going is Dalarma a place, someone's name, a curse word?!?!?!?! Wow!!

Thanks for sharing!

Take care

Janet Johnson said...

Surprisingly, that simple bit really piques the curiosity.

I'm another one who hasn't heard of this author/book. Thanks for the peek. :)

RaShelle said...

I've started reading Ender's Game for the first time. Here's mine:

The doctor was twisting something at the back of Ender's head. Suddenly a pain stabbed through him like a needle from his neck to his groin.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Great imagery in this short excerpt! I was immediately able to get a sense of the scene.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I've not read anything by this author, but I remember the title "Grendel" because my daughter read it in college and I found something about it intriguing. Perhaps it is time for me to check him out!

Alleged Author said...

I'm reading a Percy Jackson book. I absolutely love the first person narrative because he shows such great voice when writing. I will check out the book!

W.B. said...

I haven't read any of Gardner's, but now I'll be sure to read some of them! They sound so interesting!

Madeleine said...

Now that is intriguing!

I wonder if you've read Patrick Ness 'The Knife of Never Letting Go'? :O)

Jules said...

That sounds dark and intriguing. Thanks again for the teaser :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Brenda Drake said...

I haven't heard of this either - I'm going to have to check it out.

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N. R. Williams said...

Nice teaser.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

The Words Crafter said...

Okay. Here's a new law you may not be aware of. But it's totally real. From this day forth, you are required to accompany me to the library. You pick out some really cool sounding books!

Aisha said...

Very cool meme! I might have to participate at some point in the future. Currently in the midst of Hunger Games but its too far away from where this couch potato sits, lol :)

Alison said...

I haven't heard of this book. What's it about? The teaser is very intriguing. I wonder what Dalarma mean. He almost said it like a curse word.

Anonymous said...

I haqve not read any of Gardners works, but thanks for introducing me to a new author. Thanks!

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The Golden Eagle said...

Margo: You're welcome! :)

Talli: I hadn't, either, until I saw it on the bookshelf at the library. Picked it up on impulse, really.

You're welcome!

Ian: MizB definitely had the right idea. :)

Tony: It is an interesting book!

Very true.

Juju: Thanks!

Brian: The story relates to a horror movie in some ways. Dark, old, creepy house with a strange boy living it who won't speak. :P

Old Kitty: I don't know. LOL. I haven't gotten up to that part yet! I was busy reading another book.

You're welcome!

Janet: Glad to hear it did. :)

RaShelle: I want to read Ender's Game! I've heard a lot about it, and about Orson Scott Card.

Great teaser!

Carolina: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

The Golden Eagle said...

Lisa: He's a good author--at least, I think so from what I've read. :)

Alleged Author: I love the narrative, too! Sometimes first person doesn't work with me--most of the time I prefer third--but Riordan pulled it off!

W.B.: They are interesting books! You may want to try Grendel--there are a lot of questions raised over the idea of a hero, humanity, in contrast with Beowulf.

Madeleine: Glad you think so!

No, I've never even heard of that book--I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

Jules: You're welcome! :)

Brenda: I sent you an email about that.

Nancy: Thank you!

The Words Crafter: LOL. Okay, okay! ;D

Aisha: It's a fun meme. :)

Alison: It's about a boy who wrote a book, and whose father wants the MC to talk to him, or give the father advice--at that point, the MC is reading the book the boy wrote.

Stephen: You're very welcome!

Nutschell: Thank you!

I'm glad to have met you. :)