19 July, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (46)

I know, late with this post! I almost didn't get the chance to post today. But I am doing so now, thankfully. (I hate missing things like that.)

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

Rules:


  • 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 Harmony by Project Itoh. I had never heard of this book when I picked it up--and I was surprised by the fact that it was translated from Japanese. Most of the Japanese books I find at the library are manga. (Another intriguing fact about it is that parts of it are written in what they call "emotion-in-text" or ETML. And I'm currently learning HTML.)

I actually finished it this morning, but I wanted to share a teaser. It's a dark, disturbing book, despite the pink cover, but interesting.



And here this person was accepting as a perfectly natural part of her daily life the very precepts Miach had railed against and even felt gratitude for the technology--though for all I knew, she might have secretly abhorred it. The program took signals sent from the body and transmitted morals in return. It was the kind of thing I detested with all my being.
-p. 103

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


-----The Golden Eagle

21 comments:

Heather said...

I love that this novel was translated from Japanese!

I'm reading GONE by Michael Grant. Here's my excerpt:

One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.

Summer Ross said...

Its cool it is translated from Japanese.

great teaser gives just that taste to hook.

LibrarySnake said...

Very cool teaser

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays_19.html

Old Kitty said...

Golden Eagle - it is midnight here and I am about to log off and I don't know if it's my brain being a little befuddled but this is the most difficult teaser!!! Wow!!! It's got to be good, my brain is hurting!!! What's going on!??!

LOL!! I might read it again tomorrow when I've rested my one grey cell! Take care
x

Antimony said...

Hi :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for being being my 100th follower!

Here's my teaser:
"It was a horror to be a god. On his wedding day, Godking Wanhope waded in blood."
(Beyond The Shadows - Brent Weeks)

A x

Christine Rains said...

That's really interesting. I'll have to put that in my TBR pile.

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Misha said...

Interesting teaser! I had not heard if the book before.

Medeia Sharif said...

It looks like an interesting book! I just added it to my wish list.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Golden Eagle .. interesting book - and good for you to read one translated from Japanese ..

Thanks for letting us know - we can always learn from other cultures ..

Enjoy the week ... Hilary

Madeleine said...

Hmmm brain not working well this morning. I'll blame it on trying to catch up on a exhausting couple of weeks rather than that the book you've chosen sounds quite a serious and harrowing read :O)

The Golden Eagle said...

Heather: It's an interesting aspect to it, isn't it?

Oh, that's a good book! What do you think of it so far?

Summer: I'm surprised my library has it--they get some translated material, but not that much, relatively. :P

Thanks!

Library: Thank you. :)

Old Kitty: This book is technical, and a lot of the passages are like this one; I kept having to reread, just to fully understand what they were talking about. :P

At this point in the story, the MC, Tuan Kirie, is thinking about society--the story is set in a world where everyone has small nanobots, I guess you'd call them, set inside themselves which transmit information about their state of health, called WatchMe. "Admedistrations" make sure the people are always healthy--at the expense of privacy. There's also controversy now that scientists have claimed they can control human will through WatchMe.

Antimony: You're welcome! :)

Intriguing teaser--I've never heard of the book or the author before.

Christine: It's an interesting story; but be warned, it's alarming at times and disturbing in others.

Misha: I hadn't, either, when I first saw it!

Medeia: Hope you like it, if you get the chance to read it. :)

Hilary: You're welcome--it's interesting to get a taste of what people on the other side of the world are reading, isn't it?

Madeleine: Well, that might be part of it . . . :P

M Pax said...

Been reading Game of Thrones, my first George R R Matin reading. I have to say, I'm loving it. I find it influencing my own writing -- making it richer.

Sounds like a neat book you read. I'll have to check it out.

Shelley said...

That's weird how it's dark and disturbing when the cover looks so happy. Great teaser Golden Eagle! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

It does sound like a dark book. Looks like I missed some world building.

Here's mine from Chime by Franny Billingsley on page 153:

"But you can't ignore a hanging when your'e surrounded by the beating of fists and the stomping of feet and the cries of general good humor that accompany the execution.
The first chime."

Krispy said...

That sounds very intriguing!

I read Ring, which was the Japanese novel from which the creepy Japanese horror movie was made and then remade into an American horror movie also called "Ring."

Like you, I picked it up at the library thinking it was something else, and then I was surprised to find out it was not only the basis of the Ring movie but also translated from Japanese! It was also way creepier and more interesting than the American remake (which I never saw, but my sister filled me in on the details).

Jennifer Hillier said...

Here's my teaser:

"I'm miserable," I blurted. "I'm lonely. Nobody's going to date me looking like this. I'm going to die alone, and my dog's going to eat my face, and no one will find us until the smell seeps out under the door.

From Jennifer Weiner's GOOD IN BED, which I'm reading right now. And I'm loving it!

....Petty Witter said...

I'm surprised to read that this is quite a dark book. As you say the pink cover disguises this.

Stephen Tremp said...

"Told yeh, nuthin," said Hagrid. "Want a cuppa?"

"Lucky you," said Ginny cooly.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Alleged Author said...

Oooh...I like dark AND disturbing...sounds great!

The Golden Eagle said...

M: I want to read that book--sometime. I've been reading a lot about it. :P

It's interesting! I do think it's worth the read, but it is a bit dark at times. And the ending . . . wow.

Shelley: Thank you! :)

It certainly surprised me!

Theresa: There's a lot of world-building before this passage; but I did want to give readers a taste of it.

I love that book! The voice is so unique, isn't it?

Krispy: I've never heard of that book, or of the movie(s); I'll have to check it out!

Jennifer: LOL. Well, that's dramatic. :P

Glad you're enjoying your read!

Tracy: You know, maybe that's just part of the reason why it's so pink; and why there's a mock of the symbol for nuclear radiation, only with people. It does play with the story in a way . . .

Stephen: Hooray for Harry Potter! :)

I can't wait to see the last movie.

Alleged: It's a good book. I can't say I loved it, but it was worth the read!