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 Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré, sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and part of the Karla Trilogy. Spy novels are not my typical reads of choice, but I really like le Carré's writing style: It's dense, complicated, and the wording is unusual, and I just love moving through it slowly, paying attention to the details. You really have to do that, too, because each sentence means something. I re-read a scene I'd sort of skimmed when I was in a hurry and got a completely different impression of what was going on.
Meanwhile, sometimes with Guillam for company, sometimes with silent Fawn to baby-sit, Smiley conducted his own dark peregrinations and marched till he was half dead with tiredness. And, still without reward, kept marching.-p. 56
What are you reading now? Got a teaser to share? Read anything lately that's unusual compared to the genres you normally check out?
-----The Golden Eagle