Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page

  • Share two “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!

  • I am currently reading the book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It is a comedy fantasy novel with a humourous take on the Apocalypse. Written in 1990, it is a parody of the 1976 movie The Omen and similar films. With its quintessentially British humour and pure, undiluted fun, it is a wonderful read!
    These teasers from the book not only have no spoilers, but in fact, have pretty much nothing to do with the plot. But they do give you an idea of the style.

    "If Bruce Springsteen had ever recorded "Born to Lurk," these two would have been on the album cover. They had been lurking in the fog for an hour now, but they had been pacing themselves and could lurk for the rest of the night if necessary, with still enough sullen menace left for a final burst of lurking around dawn.”

    "Three slightly crooked model airplanes hung on cotton cords from his bedroom ceiling. Even a casual observer could have seen that they were made by someone who was both painstaking and very careful, and also no good at making model airplanes."

    (I will definitely write a review after I'm done reading it!!)


    Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

    Sounds very amusing! Great teasers!

    WildIrishRose33 said...

    I love Neil Gaiman! Hope you enjoy!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Happy reading!

    Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

    Great teasers! I've considered reading this book so I'm glad to see it's humorous. :)

    Shelley Munro said...

    I enjoyed your teasers. That's a lot of lurking :) Thanks for visiting my teaser.

    Novroz said...

    Great teaser and I like the title of this book too.

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