14 June, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (41)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB.


  • 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!

My teaser this week is from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

(This isn't the cover on the library book I have at the moment. But I couldn't find the right one, and paper man is the same.)

The books lay like great mounds of fishes left to dry. The men danced and slipped and fell over them. Titles glittered their golden eyes, falling, gone.
-p. 37


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

-----The Golden Eagle


mooderino said...

A book I've been meaning to read forever. I really must before books stop existing.


Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Love this book. So thought provoking. I should read it again. It's been years.

Alice Audrey said...

I remember that scene.

Great teaser. My teaser is here

Julie said...

This is one of my favorite books! You are making me wish I could go home right now and read!

Enjoy it for me! :)

erica and christy said...

One of these days we will do this on our blog. I always forget! I am currently in between books so I have no teaser to add here. I loved yours though! christy

Jennifer said...

I first read this book decades ago and have always loved it. Excellent teaser choice. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays-in-the-belly-of-jonah-by-sandra-brannan.html

Cindy Swanson said...

I've thought about reading this book several times, and always ended up passing. Maybe it's time I should!

Hope you'll check out my teaser:

Cindy at Cindy'sBook Club

KatieO said...

Love this book, and haven't read it in a very long time. Need to go pull it out of the book shelf... thanks for the teaser!

Heather said...

That's a great book! I'm reading Frankenstein by Dean Koontz. Two sentences:

Roy was a goal-driven person with a deep desire to contribute to society. He didn't kill just to kill.

Sonia Lal said...

my HS English teacher first told me about this book. great teaser.

mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/teaser-tuesday-city-of-bones-take-two/

Old Kitty said...

Loooooooooove this book!! Yay for such a great teaser!! Take care

Milli said...

I remember that C:
Awesome teaser!


Summer Ross said...

Great teaser- I have yet to read this book.

Domey Malasarn said...

I love Bradbury!

I've been rereading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Here are two sentences from page 105:

She ran her left index finger over her mouth as if to check that she was still alive.

The others put me in a little boat and launched it into the stream.

anthony stemke said...

The Bookman's Wake by John Dunning. Pg 130

"She didn't say anything. She was looking past me, at Slater, and he was looking at her. Her face was ashen, her eyes wide with fright.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Great book.

I read it in high school and still remember it's impact.

LynNerd said...

I just finished Little Mountain by Bob Sanchez. It's an ebook. This is a sentence that I wrote down while reading the story because I think it's really cool:
"Memory and nightmare swirled together like tea leaves and ditch water."

Lynda R Young said...

I love this book. I'm in the process of reading it now. The language is amazing.

Margo Benson said...

Ooh, am going to have to re-read - I loved this yonks ago!

Thanks for the tease.

Theresa Milstein said...

Wow, what a visual! I've been meaning to read this too. I saw part of the movie, which was boring.

I'm reading Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.

"And in the future, what happened?"
"Nothing," I say quickly. "It was only ten seconds, remember? There wasn't time for anything to happen."

Tony Benson said...

Oyee! Interesting teaser. Now you've peaked my interest. Partly because of the 'books like great mounds of fish', but more... definitely more...

Alleged Author said...

I'm reading my CP's WIP right now. It's really good!

Misha said...

Great teaser! This book has been lying on my shelf since the last 3 years! Must read it soon.

Krispy said...

Read this book for class in high school. It was an intriguing read, and Ray Bradbury is like my favorite author ever! His writing is just so beautiful.

That's the cover I have. Of the different ones I've seen, that's my favorite!

M Pax said...

That's one of my all-time favorite books.

Jen Daiker said...

Never read it but all the comments are having me want to re-think why I haven't ever picked it up!

The Happy Whisk said...

Cool beans on the good read. Bradbury has a writing book that's been out for ages, as well. Good stuff. Happy Writing. Happy Reading.

N. R. Williams said...

This was a must read in high school. I remember it well.

laughingwolf said...

one of my alltime faves... not one flick has done it justice!

The Golden Eagle said...

Mood: The burning of books Fahrenheit 451 is based on is an interesting comparison to the way books are being digitized now, isn't it?

Alice: Thanks!

Julie: I did enjoy it! :) For its relatively short length, it's an amazing work.

Christy: It's a fun meme! You should join in sometime.

Glad you liked it!

Jennifer: Thanks!

Cindy: It's a really, really good book. Definitely worth the read!

Katie: You're very welcome!

Heather: Wow. Powerful teaser! Thanks for sharing--I've never read anything by Dean Koontz. Is he good?

Sonia: Thanks!

Old Kitty: I really enjoyed it. :D

Milli: I love running into teasers I recognize. :)

Summer: Thank you!

Domey: Interesting! I wonder why they're putting the character into a boat; and where they're headed.

Thanks for sharing!

Anthony: Oh, great teaser! I'm curious to know what's happening; why is she frightened?

Michael: I agree! :)

LynNerd: That is a great line--love the description.

Lynda: The language was one of the more striking things about it for me; I could feel the scenes more than I do for most books.

Margo: I know I'll be rereading this one.

Anytime! :)

Theresa: How is it they manage to tear apart so many books with bad movies? *sigh*

Ah, but did nothing really happen? It sounds like the character's hiding something. ;)

Tony: I thought it was an interesting description--which is the reason I posted this part!

Alleged Author: Hooray! :D

Misha: Thanks!

It's a really good book.

Krispy: He does have powerful writing, doesn't he?

I like it, too. :) The copy I took out of the library has a brown border with the text across the front of the man--it's good, actually.

M: I really liked it, too.

Jen: You should read it! :)

The Happy Whisk: I didn't know that. I'll have to find it!

Thank you!

Nancy: What did you think of it?

Laughingwolf: I came across a lot of movie images when I searched for a cover pic--after reading comments here I'm not inclined to watch a version of it. :P