- 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 Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Ben H. Winters. It's co-written/adapted by the same author who did Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and published by the company who came out with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I love these kinds of books (mostly because I think the originals are tedious); I'll admit, part of my motivation to finish Anna Karenina was so I could read this. It's better than I expected, since there's a strong Science Fiction/Steampunk feel, and it's only 538 pages long--as opposed to Tolstoy's 800+.
In the next moment, the mysterious woman and her robot appeared again in the door of the Grav. "Could you see if Stepan Arkadyich Oblonsky is here, and send him to me?" she said politely to a II/Porter/7e62, who scuttled off obligingly. Vronsky understood now that this was Madame Karenina, and this her Class III, Android Karenina.-p. 75
(In case you're wondering, despite the cover and the fact Anna Karenina's robot is named Android Karenina, Vronsky doesn't seem to be in love with the machine. Just thought I'd clear that up.)
What are you reading now? Have you ever read any of the classic book mashups like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Android Karenina? If not, would you consider reading them?
-----The Golden Eagle