05 June, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (80)

Teaser Tuesday is a bookish, weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

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's from Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein. I don't normally read a lot of military SF, but I was curious why this one became such a classic. Can't say I love the book, but it's interesting. And regardless of the content, I find something appealing in Heinlein's writing style.

"The emotional relationship between dog-man and the man-dog in a K-9 team is a great deal closer and much more important than is the emotional relationship in most marriages. If the master is killed, we killed the neodog--at once! It is all we can do for the poor thing."
-p. 53


Got a teaser this week? What are you reading?

-----The Golden Eagle


Summer Ross said...

Great teaser- I've never read this book, but it sounds interesting and I like how those sentences were strung together.

Heather said...

I'm not much a fan of his writing style either. That said, I do love his story ideas.

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! Poor dog, if the master is killed.

Here's my TT.

Jennie Bennett said...

I thought that line was hilarious! :)

mshatch said...

I've read some of his orther work, but not that one. Saw the movie, which was fun.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great book. I had forgotten that line actually.
- Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
@thegeektwins | @mauricem1972

Anonymous said...

I'm working on "Elemental" by Emily White right now.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

To me his style is much like a Sci-Fi Ernest Hemingway. I much prefer his STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND. (Maybe because I often feel that way!!) Interesting concept for a blogfest, Roland

Weaver said...

Starship Troopers is one of my favorite books of all time. Read it out loud to my teenaged boys, and they love it, tool.

From "On Little Wings" by Regina Sirois.

He didn't answer, just shook his head despondently. But he didn't move away, either. I looked down at the coarse sand where his fingers rested inches from mine. And we stayed, the waves beating the shore as our thoughts beat the insides of our heads, a silent, ripping undercurrent pulling us out to the uncharted sea of our future.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That line is a killer. Quite.

Oddly, I'm not reading anything at the moment, so I'm picking up a book from my TBR pile called Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne.
Here's random lines:
"Because that is how it always happened. When I walked down the hallway at school, one by one, kids turned to face their lockers or their friends. Teachers shuddered when they called on me..."

Old Kitty said...

Awwww poor neodog! :-(

I never knew the film was a book too!

Take care

laughingwolf said...

bob`s one of my fave writers!

current read: lee child`s, *bad luck and trouble*

...i HATE windbloze, screwing up my punctuation marks regularly... only cure i know: REBOOT! GRRRRRRRRR

Michael said...

Haven't read that book before. Dog's mans best friend :)

Unknown said...

That's so sad if the master is killed. Now I want to know what happens in the book.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Robert Heinlein -- One of the best sci-fi writers ever. I haven't read this book (I'll bet my husband has), but I've added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the teaser.
My Teaser today is from Toxic Torte.

Christine Rains said...

Cool teaser! The movie is just as fun.

sm said...

nice teaser
have to read this book

Carol Kilgore said...

I rarely read any science fiction, and I've never read Heinlein. This bit was pretty gloomy.

Gail said...

The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers

Whatever secret sins had burdened Granny were betwixt her and the sin eater, who would take them from her.

For the briefest instant our eyes met, and then I shut mine at the strange and terrifying sight of him.

So far, a great book!

Pat Hatt said...

Saw the movie, I think it is one in the same isn't it?

Susan Kane said...

Poor dog. Would they do the same to the human if the dog got killed?

Trisha said...

I haven't read this either, but I've certainly heard of it.

JennaQuentin said...

Mine is from Divergent by Veronica Roth. "Al and I meet eyes, like we usually do when Will and Christina start to fight. But this time, the second our eyes meet, we both look away."

Samantha Sotto said...

Aww...poor dog :( Not my genre but neat teaser!

Felicity Grace Terry said...

A great cover, loving that quote as well.

Talli Roland said...

Wow! Now that is an interesting two sentences - if you like dogs. :)

Emily R. King said...

Great excerpt! I'm intrigued.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Man this sounds like a sad book. Or maybe it's just this snippet.

Charles Gramlich said...

I wish I had starship troopers to read again. I loved that book a lot. of course I was quite young when I read it.

Golden Eagle said...

Summer: Thanks!

Me, too. There's a lot of writing like that in Starship Troopers.

Heather: They're interesting ones!

Cherie: I agree.

J. A.: There is a humorous side to it. :)

Mshatch: I tried searching for the book cover and all I got was images from the movie. I didn't even know they'd made one. :P

Maurice: It's surprising what some lines come from sometimes. I've seen quotes from my favorite books yet couldn't remember that's where they came from.

Joshua: I want to read that book. Are you enjoying it?

Roland: I read Stranger in a Strange Land over a year ago--one of the more unique books I've read.

Donna: Cool! :)

I like your teaser. I've never heard of the book or author before.

Tricia: LOL.

The trailer for that book is amazing--have you seen it? It actually made me want to read the book, which trailers rarely do.

Old Kitty: Yeah, I felt bad for the neodog as well.

Me, neither!

Laughingwolf: Was a while ago, but I actually started reading his books after you recommended The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. :)

Sorry to hear about your computer troubles--though LOL at "windbloze".

Matt: Someday I want to own a dog. They seem like such great companions. :)

Clarissa: Well, he doesn't join K-9 . . .

Sandy: You're welcome!

Christine: Now I want to watch it.

Sm: Thanks!

Hope you enjoy it, if you do read Starship Troopers.

Carol: I'd recommend reading a book of his, just to see what you think. He's one of the Big Three SF writers (Clarke and Asimov being the other two).

Gail: Interesting teaser!

Glad to hear you're enjoying the book. :)

Pat: Yup.

Susan: That's actually the subject of the rest of the paragraph. No, they don't kill the human--but they have to hospitalize him/her.

Trisha: Yeah, it is a pretty famous book. :P

Jenna: I remember that scene from Divergent--that book was actually the one I chose a teaser from a couple weeks ago. What do you think of the novel so far?

Samantha: Glad you liked the teaser!

Petty Witter: I like the cover, too, though it's not my usual style.

Talli: Indeed. :)

Emily: Thanks!

Jenny: It's mostly just this snippet, though there are other sad elements in the rest of the story.

Charles: Must have been influential, then. It's always interesting to go back and re-read old favorites.