- 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 Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. How I found this book is a bit of a story--remember when Google had Ada Lovelace on their homepage a little while ago? Following the links in the search results, I noticed Wikipedia mentioned The Difference Engine under Cultural References as a steampunk novel that included Ada Lovelace. I thought it sounded cool, especially since I read Neuromancer by Gibson (and liked it). I'm not very far into this story yet (only 20 some pages) but Lovelace has already been mentioned.
Her room above the Hart seemed distant as childhood's first memories, here in the smell of slaughter, in this dark where giants moved--Houston reeled suddenly to slash at the curtains with his cane, tore them open, gas-light catching the patterns of frost on the glass of each mullioned pane, illuminating the Texian's kerchief and the grim eyes above it, eyes distant and merciless as winter stars. Houston staggered at the sight, the striped blanket sliding from his shoulders.-p. 67
Have you ever tried a book because it contained a particular character, either a real or fiction person? What are you reading now? Got any teasers to share?
-----The Golden Eagle