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 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Again. Have I mentioned it's 891 pages long?
This, gentlemen, is the genuine detail of my tragic story; consider, therefore, and judge whether or not, I have sufficient cause to heave more sighs than I have vented, utter more complaints than you have heard, and shed more tears than have flowed from mine eyes; and when you shall have deliberated upon the quality of my misfortune, you will perceive how vain all consolation must be; as the disease admits of no remedy. I only ask whether you can, and ought to grant, namely, that you would inform me where I can pass my life, without being harassed by the terror and fear of being found by those who are in search of me.-p. 240
You know, at first the rambling sentences weren't a problem. I like extended sentences. But hundreds of pages later, under a constant torrent of awkward semi-colons and strange comma placement, not to mention the formal language, they begin to grate. Also, now I have the urge to talk and write in the same style. LOL.
What are you reading? Or if you're not reading anything currently, what was the last book you finished?
-----The Golden Eagle