20 March, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (76)

Teaser Tuesday is a bookish, weekly meme 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 The Last Theorem by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl. 164 pages in, I'm still quite not sure what to make of the book . . . except that, against the odds, I rather like it.

 (Why do they do this? I'm not going to pick up a book just because the size of the author(s') name(s) is larger than the title.)

Although Dr. Joris Vorhulst had never heard of the Grand Galactics or any of their client species--and would have been likely to give a very different answer if he had--he, technically, was still quite right in what he said. No space aliens were going to decide to exterminate the human race. The only space aliens interested in the subject had already made the decision to do so and had then gone on to more entertaining matters.

-p. 39

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What are you reading right now? Have a teaser from it?


-----The Golden Eagle

20 comments:

Rek said...
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Rek said...

haven't read this one...but that strategy of book covers goes with most of Arthur Clarke's books.
Interesting teaser to choose.

Josh Hoyt said...

I haven't read this book yet but it sounds like a great read. Thanks for the teaser.

cherie said...

Interesting teaser. I don't have one to share--been beta reading for a friend. I agree with you on big fonts for author names. What's up with that? :D

Shelly said...

Boy, you read a lot. How many books do you read in a month? I'm lucky if I get through one in two weeks or a month.

Old Kitty said...

The first sentence got me all tongue tied! But it was worth the effort to read the rest! Yay!

Thanks Golden Eagle! Take care
x

Cherie Reich said...

I like the cover art, but I do agree with you about the authors' names and such. I love the last two lines of your teaser.

Here's my TT.

Karen and Gerard said...

Nice, what better entertainment did they find I wonder. Good teaser!

Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/03/tuesday-teasers-crown-and-deceit.html

klahanie said...

Hello The Golden Eagle,
Slight problem here. I've no time to read any books these days. Far too busy reading and trying my best to interact with fine writers such as your good self to do any reading of books :)
Take care and have fun!
In kindness and happy reading and writing, your way, Gary

Lynda R Young said...

But think how cool it would be if YOUR name was bigger than the title :)

Christine Rains said...

Love that teaser! If the author's name is bigger than the title, it doesn't affect my decision to buy the book or not.

Pat Hatt said...

Like the cover, quite interesting when one likes something and they just don't know why.

Nathan said...

I'm currently reading the Rainmaker. Don't really feel like getting it to go finder a teaser though, lol.

DWei said...

Unless you want something from my Psych textbook I have nothing. :P

tfwalsh said...

Very cool teaser... I like it.

Beth said...

Interesting choice. I just finished Unearthly and will start Vampire Academy as soon as I'm caught up on housework, writing, work.

Stuart Nager said...

Why "..against the odds" in your liking it, GE? As to the names, well, it IS Clarke. :)

Ciara said...

I just finished a book, Karen Marie Moning's Beyond the Highland Mist. I hope to start another book this weekend, but I need to write and edit first.

cestlavie22 said...

I am reading "Why we Broke Up" its actually a pretty funny and accurate depiction of how someone feels after a break up.

The Golden Eagle said...

Rek: I've noticed that, too, about his books.

Josh: You're welcome! :)

Cherie: I guess the publishers figure it will be more visible on the shelf . . . which I get, but does it have to be quite so large?

Shelley: The minimum for me is around ten a month. :P

Old Kitty: There are a lot of sentences like that. I have two wonder about that element of the writing style, but it doesn't really hinder the story, either.

You're welcome!

Cherie: Glad you enjoyed them. :)

Karen and Gerard: Thanks!

I wonder that, too.

Klahanie: It can be hard to squeeze in reading and blogging; and they're similar, after all, in some ways.

Thank you!

Lynda: LOL. It would be nice to have my name on the cover of a book; though (and this is just me, personally) I'd probably feel a little embarrassed if it took up a lot of cover space . . .

Christine: It irks me sometimes, but I agree, it doesn't change my opinion of the content. :)

Pat: It is!

Nathan: John Grisham--now there's a famous author!

DWei: Is it a good textbook?

Tfwalsh: Glad you like it!

Beth: I've never read Vampire Academy, though I see it all over the place. I think I've experience enough vampires for a while. :P

Stuart: The main character isn't someone I'd automatically connect with, the format is odd, and there are almost random chapters with updates on how the aliens are approaching Earth. The action also feels a bit random at times--and the whole book is told, with very little in the way of showing. Yet, I'm still quite enjoying it. :)

Ciara: Good luck with the writing and editing!

Cestlavie22: It sounds like an interesting book.