13 November, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (97)

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 Year Zero by Rob Reid, the same book I chose for the Did I Notice Your Book? Blogfest, back in October. Finally got a copy from my library. It's different from what I had expected from the blurb, but not in a negative way, so it's quite funny.


"The Townshend Line is the notional surface of a spherical region centered around the planet Earth," the androgynous, expressionless voice said. "It has a one-hundred-forty-four-light-year radius, and is the boundary of the most powerful force field ever created. It was built in 1978 to keep several trillion fans of The Who from storming the planet in hopes of attending one of the band's shows."
-p. 71

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What are you reading right now?


-----The Golden Eagle

26 comments:

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Pat Hatt said...

Sounds rather interesting indeed. Off and writing at my feed, so not much time to read.

Summer Ross said...

Terrific teaser! You always find some great lines.

I'm not reading a whole lot for pleasure. Do blogs count?

Alan said...

I have heard good things about this one. Mine is from Naomi Novik's latest Temeraire novel: http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/teaser-tuesday.html

mooderino said...

Sounds funny.

mood
Moody Writing

Charles Gramlich said...

I just started reading a new Richard Dawkins book on evolution, very good so far. But I don't have it handy at the moment.

hmpotts724 said...

Ha, I love it. Here's ours: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=11454

Anthony said...

I'm impressed. It appears you get more done in one day than I can accomplish in a week (still impressed by how much you were able to write in one day)!

Gail said...

Sleep No More by Greg Iles

When he was home, he walked through the house like a secret stranger,a double agent who believed his own cover.

More frightening, he had the sensation that he was following a trail of bread crumbs laid out by someone four steps ahead of him, someone who was pulling him along by the twin handles of his guilt and regret.

Shelley said...

Right now I've started reading Beautiful by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma but I can't really get into it. Anyways, nice teaser Golden Eagle! :)

Jack said...

I'm hoping to find this book soon. It is high on my to read list.

Right now I am reading The Mark of Athena, The Dark Deeps. Mothstorm. and Wildwood. I'm a jumpy reader.

JeffO said...

Having seen The Who several times, I can understand why they'd need that line. Though in the early days, it could have been to protect fans from flying bits of guitars and drums....

Angela Brown said...

I just finished the first book in the Fablehaven series. Gainly some familiarity with some MG pieces for a project I have in mind.

That teaser was pretty funny.

Jai Joshi said...

What a great teaser! It made me laugh out loud.

Jai

mywithershins said...

Definitely sounds like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe. Sounds like a lot of fun!

....Petty Witter said...

Sounds like a book my husband would like better than i would. I love the cover though.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

That picture with the earphones on reminds me of two things:

1) Alienware computers
2) Napster

It's like an almagamation of Napster Alienware.

running4him said...

ok, now I have to read that!!!!

Cherie Reich said...

LOL! That's a great teaser, especially the part about The Who.

The Golden Eagle said...

Pat: I'm kind of in the same state. Writing a lot, reading little.

Summer: Thank you!

Sure. :)

Alan: I'm really enjoying it so far.

Mooderino: I think it is.

Charles: He's published another book on evolution recently? Interesting.

Hmpotts724: Glad you enjoyed it!

Anthony: Probably not . . . I feel like I hardly get anything done some days. :P

Gail: Interesting teaser! Very creepy.

Shelley: I've never heard of the book. Hope it gets better.

Thank you!

Jack: It's really good so far. :)

I read Wildwood earlier this year. What do you think of it?

JeffO: I've never actually listened to The Who or know much about their concerts; flying pieces of guitars and drums got involved?

Angela: Was it a good book? I've seen the Fablehaven books in several places but haven't read them.

Jai: I'm glad you liked it!

Mywithershins: Resembles the series quite a lot. :)

Petty Witter: I really like the cover as well!

Michael: LOL. I thought of Alienware, too.

Running4him: If you do find a copy, I hope you enjoy it!

Cherie: Thank you!

cleemckenzie said...

Great Teaser. Guess that was the cover you posted here as well. Very intriguing!

Tammy Theriault said...

i am reading A train to povenchka. love it!

Romance Reader - Nas said...

Sounds interesting and intriguing.

I'm reading too many books and too fast to write any one here!

Nas

The Golden Eagle said...

Cleemckenzie: Glad you liked it! :)

Tammy: Good to hear you're enjoying your current read.

Nas: I love it when I'm blazing through books like that. Reading a lot of fiction is fun.

Carol Kilgore said...

That's a different kind of book! And funny :)

I'm reading Sunny Days for Sam by Jennifer Shirk. I like it :)

Happy Weekend!

The Golden Eagle said...

Carol: Yup, it is. :)

Glad to hear it. Jennifer Shirk is a popular author--I've never read anything of hers.

Happy Weekend to you, too!