Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #2

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 wish I had come across this book sooner. Coraline by Neil Gaiman is a strange and slightly bizarre story, and a combination of two of my favourite genre: horror and fantasy. Written in 2002, this book has received many awards and has even been compared to classics such as Alice in Wonderland. It is known essentially as a children's book, but it has a lot of offer even for adults. It is short and simple and the writing has a wonderfully eerie flow to it. This is my teaser from the book-

    "It was a rustling voice, scratchy and dry. It made Coraline think of some kind of enormous dead insect. Which was silly, she knew. How could a dead thing, especially a dead insect, have a voice?"

    16 comments:

    Tristan said...

    I never read the book but i loved the movie, heres my TT.
    http://readswithwrecklessabandon.blogspot.com/

    Aimee said...

    Great teaser! I haven't read the book or seen the movie. My TT is up at Coffee Table Reviews

    Tammy G. said...

    I haven't read this book but great teaser!

    Tammy G. said...

    Priya-I'm following you (cluedn) since we both like to participate in TT!

    Priya said...

    @Tristan - I wanted to see the movie as well!! Thanks :)
    @Aimee - I loved your teaser as well! Thanks!
    @Tammy G. - It really is a great book! I am following you as well now! Thanks for stopping by :)

    Pamela said...

    My roommate keeps telling me I have to read this. I hope you're enjoying it!

    Feel free to check out my teaser here.

    Li said...

    Great teaser! I have yet to read Coraline but Neil Gaiman is a fantastic author =) Thanks for dropping by!

    Heather said...

    Excellent teaser. Though I have heard of Coraline, I have not read or seen it. Thanks for visiting!

    Me, My Shelf and I said...

    Oooh I have not read this book yet, seen the movie but I MUST read it!!!

    Thanks awesome TT!

    Priya said...

    @Pamela - Loved your teaser; going to try to get my hands on that book!!
    @Li - I just started reading Neil Gaiman and I am totally loving him!
    @Heather - Thanks! :)
    @Me, My Shelf And I - You really must!! And I must see the movie!

    BREE said...

    Cool! I might have to check this out. :)

    Bree's a Bookworm

    Heather said...

    good teaser, I didn’t even realize this was a book, I only heard about the movie...

    SS said...

    Ooooh! Love the new layout!! :D

    sinn said...

    Thanks for stopping by Sinnful Books! I love, love, love Coraline! I read it several years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since! Have you seen the movie? Freaky, but it doesn't really begin to touch the book!!!

    Armstrong is an awesome author! Frostbitten -- the book I'm reading -- is farther into the series, so start with Bitten (I think). If you like werewolves, this is a good series!!

    Btw, I'm a new follower ^_^

    Harish said...

    seems a good one

    Priya said...

    @BREE- Thanks :) I liked your teaser as well!
    @Heather- The movie is pretty recent, right?
    @SS- I know!!! Me too :D
    @Sinn- Oh, thanks for telling that! I haven't read many werewolf-related books as of now, but I'm sure I'll love it!!
    @Harish- It's cool! :)

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