13 December, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (64)

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

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 The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness.

(I love the covers to the Chaos Walking Series. I used to think they were a bit strange (sloppy-looking, even) with words scattered across the front and the font of the title, but after having read them it makes much more sense.)

"Calm yourself, my girl."
   A voice--
   In the brightness--
   I blink open my eyes. Everything is a pure white so bright it's almost a sound and there's a voice out there in it and my head is groggy and there's a pain in my side and it's too bright and I can't think--
-p. 71

And yes, the entire book is written in that stream-of-consciousness way. It's a bit interesting to me, because the Chaos Walking series is the first I've read in this style . . . after I finished my own novel that's also stream-of-consciousness. Huh. I'm not sure if I should feel bolstered or irritated.


Have a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?

-----The Golden Eagle


Gwenny said...

This sounds very intriguing. I'd like to hear more about this book (and the series).

Here is my Teaser for the week.

Cherie Reich said...

Very interesting teaser, and the writing style is different. I haven't heard of this series before.

Christine Rains said...

A different sort of teaser, but it intrigues me. I wonder if I could read a whole book as a stream of consciousness, though.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm re-reading Prisoner of Azkaban and am about halfway through. I'll finish it by the weekend.

Southpaw said...

Interesting teaser. It reminds me I'm behind on my reading!

Ciara said...

I love the crazy writing at the bottom of the cover. Actually, I love everything about the cover. The story sounds fascinating. I'd love to know more.

Old Kitty said...

Oooh what a lovely teaser - totally run on thinking!! Yay!!

Aww be inspired and spurned on Golden Eagle!! Yay! take care

Beth said...

that is interesting

Robyn Campbell said...

Fantastic cover!!!!!!!! I have not heard of these books. But now that I have, I will be sure to read them. Thanks for the info, Eagle.

I think you should feel bolstered. This means there is definitely a lot of peeps who love stream-of- consciousness reads. :-)

Jemi Fraser said...

THat's intriguing for sure! I'm reading Terry O'Dell's Finding Sarah, and it's great! I don't have it with me just now to write out the sentences though.

Mina Burrows said...

I'm like'n this meme. Very cool. Interesting book too. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley said...

Nice teaser Golden Eagle! Yeah, the cover page design and writing style is very interesting! :)

Emily Rose said...

I like the cover too.:)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I've been meaning to read Patrick Ness. I think I'll put him on the list soon.
I've just finished Tahereh Mafi's incredible Shatter Me. There's stream of consciousness in it, too. Here's a snippet:
The walls are beginning to bleed into the ceiling. I wonder how long I can hold my breath. I can't distinguish words I can't understand the sounds I'm hearing the blood is rushing through my head and my lips are 2 blocks of concrete....

Mad Scientist said...

It sounds as if the reading would go rather quickly.

Looks interesting to me. Thanks for popping by my teaser.

Mad Scientist @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

DWei said...

Do you want an excerpt from my Developmental Psychology textbook? :P

David P. King said...

Interesting style indeed. Thanks for the tease! :)

Cacy said...

Gasp! I read the last two books that trilogy one weekend back in April, and I mean I did nothing that weekend but read books 2 and 3 back to back. (Read book one a few months earlier.) I absolutely loved that trilogy and hope you're enjoying it.

Teaser: "He was dead again when I got home that day. His corpse was in the kitchen, near the counter, where it appeared he'd been chopping vegetables when the urge to stab himself through the wrist had struck. I slipped on the blood coming in, which annoyed me because that meant it was all over the kitchen floor."

The Broken Kingdoms, book two in the Inheritance Trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin

Rachel Morgan said...

An interesting writing style. It seems very... immediate, which I usually enjoy.
I also really like the faint words scattered all over the cover.

Flying high in the sky.... said...


Samantha Sotto said...

I'm not a huge fan of the stream of consciousness style but I have to admit that this teaser intrigued me :) Love the title of the book too!

Madeleine said...

I love, love, loved this trilogy. Glad you are enjoying it too.

I'm reading a romance and the MC keeps saying Leaping Lizards which is a tad irritating! The rest is better than expected. ;O)

brave chickens said...

Hi Golden Eagle :)
Thanks! I've got so much catching up to do in terms of all the blogs I follow. But I must say, girl, you always impress me, with this blog of yours. Keep it up. :D

And sadly I have no teaser to share nor any ides on my current read :(

....Petty Witter said...

Wonderfully descriptive writing, a great teaser, thank you.

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds interesting and I like the cover.

As for my own reading, I'm not reading anything right now. Trying to catch up my rewrite after two weeks of no electricity.

Jules said...

Good teaser. Funny though, my post today is sort of a stream of consciousnesses. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Kelsey said...

Interesting teaser! Thanks for sharing!!

Summer Ross said...

Great teaser. I'm not a fan of the stream kind of writing, but I can see the pull. Have a great day!

Charles Gramlich said...

This is from "Miles to Little Ridge," which I just started:

It as fascinating, watching the Swede work. He'd heft the ax in his big hands, swing like a piston, and cleave the logs and stumps with one powerful swoop."

The Golden Eagle said...

Gwenny: It's a really good series--I hope you get the chance to read at least the first book. :)

Cherie: YA/Dystopian/Science Fiction. I hadn't really heard of it, either, until I connected it with a book I saw in a blogger's post.

Christine: It's done well; it's not overwhelming, but it does give you a sense that you're really in the moment.

Stephen: I love Harry Potter. :)

Southpaw: Hope you get some time to read soon!

Ciara: The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book in the series--it's a great book.

Old Kitty: Thank you!

I think I'll go with that option. :P

Beth: Thanks for coming by and checking out the teaser. :)

Robyn: You're very welcome!

And it can't hurt to know a lot of people like the sort book you've written, right?

Jemi: Glad to hear you're enjoying your book!

Mina: It's my favorite meme; there are others, too, but this is the only one I've really jumped into.


Shelley: Thank you!

Emily: It's a good cover. :)

Tricia: Great teaser! I love the way she described the physical feelings the character is going through; it sounds like he/she is about to black out.

Mad Scientist: It does! It's one of the good/bad things about it; I love that it's fast-paced, but I don't want it to be over so soon. :P

DWei: Sure, why not? Psychology is interesting!

David: You're welcome! :)

Cacy: I am--I cannot wait to get my hands on the third book! (Once I'm finished with the second, of course. LOL.)

"Dead again"? Hmm--sounds like something might be up with that character. :P

Interesting teaser!

Rachel: Very immediate; the words flow with the character's thoughts.

Flying high in the sky: Thanks for stopping by! :)

Samantha: Sometimes stream-of-consciousness bothers me. It can be annoying or get in the way of the story, but Patrick Ness does it very well.

The Chaos Walking Trilogy has some of the most interesting titles.

Madeleine: Leaping Lizards? LOL. But I can see how that would get on the nerves after a while!

Brave chickens: Hello!

I'll do my best. ;)

Tracy: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Misha: Good luck with your rewrite!

Jules: Thanks!

I'll be over in just a second to check it out. :)

Kelsey: You're welcome!

Summer: Thank you!

You, too. :)

Charles: Intriguing teaser--I've never heard of the book, but it sounds like the character's roughing it somewhere.

Crystal Collier said...

Oh my gosh, I really can't afford another book on the "to read" list, but eek! How can I resist?

The Golden Eagle said...

Crystal: Such is the power of books, isn't it? :P