Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
I have not done this for a while, but this book is worth while appearing here!
Today, my Teasers are from
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Short dense novel highlighting the rampant anonymity of our individualistic society, but also how a simple train ride can invite you to re-examine your life and your connections.
“Ah-hah, there’s a guy looking for somewhere to sit. He comes a bit closer. He stops. He glances at the seat. Hesitates. Keeps walking. Turns around again. I avoid looking at him. I can just detect his movement at the edge of my vision. For a moment I think I’ve won, that his desire for comfort is about to collide with the invisible wall of my indifference. No such luck . He clears his throat quietly, his voice is somewhat hoarse. “Excuse me, is this seat taken?” God, the idiotic phrases we say every day. I shake my head and sigh, just to let him know it really is a bother. I pull my bag out of the way and decide to look him in the face.
Oh. My. God.
Any more of my bullshit and I would have ended up standing for the entire trip— or sitting across from the toilets on one cheek. Having said that, I did hesitate. Because when I realized that the only seat available was next to Cécile Duffaut, I felt slightly dizzy, like the heroine of a nineteenth century novel, and I said to myself again, No, it can’t be, and I thought I’d move on to the next car.”
I know, my Teasers are more than 2 sentences, but it’s one thought by a narrator and one by the other. As many sentences contain very few words, it would not have made any sense if I had really followed the rule, lol
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• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
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Hi, Emma. That sounds like a fun read!
Mine this week is from a classic: The Octopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris at http://wp.me/pZnGI-sc
yes, quite good. I think you would enjoy it as you enjoy well written books (translated from the French)
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At first I didn’t realize the point of view had changed and that was a little jarring. But I like the premise of this book. Sounds interesting and entertaining.
My Tuesday post features THE JOURNEY BACK – A Doublesight Story.
that’s exactly what happens when you read the book, but then you also realize this writing style makes perfect sense with the content of the book. Highly recommended
Good teaser! Here’s mine: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-14R
Sounds interesting. I haven’t heard of the book before. My teaser comes from Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima this week. Happy reading!
thanks, just commented on yours too!
Great teaser and I like the sound of this one very much – thanks for sharing!
yes it’s good, if you want to read and review it, sign up here for free (it’s my own virtual book tour company):
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yes it’s good, if you want to read and review it, sign up here for free (it’s my own virtual book tour company): http://francebooktours.com/2015/12/15/jean-philippe-blondel-on-his-second-tour-with-the-641-to-paris/