Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #5

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 almost done with American Gods by Neil Gaiman and I am already recommending it to any person who cares to listen. I won't go on to give a review till I'm done with the book; and in any case most fantasy fans must have already read it. The remnants of the gods of the old world are fading away as people's belief wanes, to be replaced by the new gods of today's world. But they won't give up easy. Beneath the every day troubles of the mortals a real war is taking shape. And Shadow, right after being released from prison, seems to have stumbled his way right into the middle of it.
    I couldn't even put the fascinating book down, till right now, to write this post. Here are my teasers (hardly two sentences, but what the hell):

    "Odin's Wain, they call it. And the Great Bear. Where we come from, we believe that is a, a thing, a, not a god, but like a god, a bad thing, chained up in those stars. If it escapes, it will eat the whole of everything. And there are three sisters who must watch the sky, all the day, all the night. If he escapes, the thing in the stars, the world is over. Pf!, like that."
    "My mom used to say, 'Life isn't fair,' " said Shadow.
    "Of course she did," said Wednesday. "It's one of those things that moms say, right up there with 'If all your friends jumped off a cliff would you do it too?'


    Anonymous said...

    Oh I've really wanted to read this novel. Love the teaser you picked.


    Harish P I said...

    Teaser tuesday seems an interesting idea isnt it?

    Jules said...

    Great teaser! I have had this on my TBR pile for ages now!!



    Julie @ Read Handed said...

    This teaser really gives a good idea how the book is written. Fascinating! Here's mine: http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_26.html

    gautami tripathy said...

    Wonderful teaser. This makes me want to check it out!! Girl, no more book buying!


    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: THe Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly post!

    Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    I've been wanting to read this author...thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

    Unknown said...

    Oh, I loved this one when I read it. It's so fun!

    Margot said...

    This is not my normal reading genre but I must say your teasers did their job. Looks like a well written book. Thanks for stopping by the Quirky Girls.

    Unknown said...

    Great teaser, I haven't read this book but it's on my wishlist.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog

    Deepali said...

    Haha, Great teaser - I loved this book! One of the first Neil Gaiman books I read (the first one was his collaborative novel with Terry Pratchett, Good Omens)
    How nice to find a fellow Indian blogger about books - not too many of us around, it seems like.

    Dee, visiting from e-Volving Books

    Priya said...

    @Harish - You should try it out too :D
    @Margot - Neil Gaiman's books don't fall in one genre, that's what they say, anyway! You should give this one a try! :)
    @Deepali - The crazy Terry Pratchett fan in me made me read Good Omens...and now I am a crazy Neil Gaiman fan too :)
    That's true, very few Indian book bloggers, and very few who have the same taste in books as me! Loved your blog, am a follower!

    Anonymous said...

    Great tease and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday from Fallen by Lauren Kate. Happy Reading! Jen

    sinn said...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I loved this book! After pestering him for awhile, my hubby is finally reading it ^_^ This was the first adult novel I read by Gaiman. A friend turned me on to Coraline and I read the Sandman graphic novels. He is an amazing writer! Have you read him before? I suggest The Graveyard Book. Excellent!

    Btw, I'm a new follower ^_^

    Sinn @ sinnful books

    Zakiya LadyWings said...

    Great teasers this week! Happy Reading :) New follower! My teasers:

    Butterfly Feet Walking on Life
    For the L♥ve of Reading

    -- Zakiya LadyWings

    Shirley said...

    It's true..we do say that to our kids! Glad to see you are enjoying the book. Thanks for the visit today!

    Novroz said...

    Nice teaser! Life isn't fair sometimes but just make the best out of it everyday :)

    Priya said...

    Thank you!
    @Sinn - I started reading Gaiman after I read Good Omens, about a month ago! Already done with Coraline, The Graveyard Book and now American Gods!! Next I'm reading Anansi Boys :)He really is amazing!!

    Ellie Garratt said...

    Great teaser. I must add this book to my wishlist!

    Ellie Garratt

    Amelia said...

    Hahaha! The second one made me laugh. :) Mothers...

    I must admit, I've never read any of Neil Gaiman's stuff--*gasp!* shocking, I know. But this one looks really good. I'm a sucker for deity stories--ESPECIALLY Olympian lore. Loooove it!

    Great teaser!


    Priya said...

    @Amelia - I know, and the book is also full of such funny bits! :) You should really check it out!

    Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

    Thanks for commenting on my TT! I really enjoyed this book. It was the first Gaiman I read. This was a great quote that will make people want to pick AG up!

    Priya said...

    @A Backwards Story - Thanks, I guess I picked two quotes because it's the combination of fantasy and silly humour that I like in Gaiman's novels! :)

    Laya said...

    Neil Gaimaaaaan!! <3 And lovely teasers!

    Thanks for dropping by my teaser earlier! ^_^

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