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 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. I suppose I should have known that the description "dazzling experiment in language" equals "mind-boggling gobbledygook at first read". You'll see what I mean in the teaser.
They had no licence for selling liquor, but there was no law yet against prodding some of the new veshches which they used to put into the old moloko, so you could peet it with velocet or synthemesc or drencrom or one or two other veshches which would give you a nice quiet horrorshow fifteen minutes admiring Bog And All His Holy Angels and Saints in your left shoe with lights bursting all over your mozg. Or you could peet milk with knives in it, as we used to say, and this would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of dirty twenty-to-one, and that was what we were peeting this evening I'm starting off the story with.-p. 1
Prodding? Veshches? Moloko? Mozg?
Hopefully, I will better understand this by the end.
Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?
Ever read a book where the language/slang threw you off?
-----The Golden Eagle