Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #7

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!

  • "In the warm, horsey gloom of the stable, Death's pale horse looked up from its oats and gave a little whinny of greeting. The horse's name was Binky. He was a real horse. Death had tried fiery steeds and skeletal horses in the past, and found them impractical, especially the fiery ones, which tended to set light to their own bedding and stand in the middle of it looking embarrassed."

    - The Reaper Man (Discworld series), Terry Pratchett

    The Reaper Man is the 11th novel in the Discworld series -a humorous fantasy series- by Terry Pratchett; but Discworld really isn't the kind of series you have to read in a particular order! And I've heard The Reaper Man is a great way to begin reading the series!!

    Death is one of my, if not my most, favourite Discworld characters! He is a seven foot tall skeleton in a black robe and carries a very sharp scythe. He likes cats and he only talks in booming CAPITAL LETTERS (he technically has no voice, so what he says directly enters people's minds, without ever being spoken!) Death is never portrayed as cruel or ruthless, just very efficient.

    In The Reaper Man, Death is suspended from his duty, as he is beginning to develop a personality. He then begins a mortal life on a farm, calling himself Mr. Bill Door (he isn't very creative when it comes to names!) As there is now no Grim Reaper, there is no place for the dead to go! This results in a very chaotic turn of events on the Disc; a lot of dead people just seem to hang around on the Disc as walking dead bodies! In the end, of course, it all turns out fine: but you'll have to read the book to know how :)

    27 comments:

    Beth said...

    Interesting teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

    BookGirl said...

    Great teaser! My boyfriend is reading the discworld books and he wants me to read them too.

    Li said...

    Terry Pratchett! Discworld! Death! Death is my favourite character from the series and his books are fantastic xD

    Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

    tfwalsh said...

    I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld... Death is one of my fav characters.

    Here's mine:
    http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/teaser-tuesday-thyla/

    smellincoffee said...

    This is hilarious! I've heard of the Discworld series but never delved into it.

    Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

    Great teaser!

    Jules

    Sharon said...

    A great teaser!

    Mine is here.. http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week :)

    Kyanara_night said...

    great teaser.
    It sparked my curiosity.
    Have a great day
    Kyanara

    iwriteinbooks said...

    Haha, I can't decide whether this is funny or totally creepy! ;O)

    Ladybug said...

    LOL I thought that was a pretty funny teaser :) I have to check out the Discworld series, I've heard nothing but good about it.

    Sarah said...

    What an eery teaser!

    http://readawaytheday.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-2.html

    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    Fascinating teaser...love the book cover!

    Here's MY TT POST

    Carina said...

    I haven't heard of this series yet, but it sounds quite interesting. :D

    Carina

    Tristan said...

    these books sound really cool ive never heard of them before. i'm gonna have to check them out. great teaser!

    Sally Sapphire said...

    Great teaser! After Rincewind, Death has got to be my second favourite character (with Corporal Nobby coming in third).

    http://bibrary.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-last-continent-by-terry.html

    Tribute Books Mama said...

    very scary and great teaser

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday.html

    Priya said...

    @Iwriteinbooks - I'd say, it's more funny!!
    @Sally Sapphire - Rincewind is pretty awesome too, yes!!

    Lady Q said...

    That is hilarious! I still haven't read Terry Pratchett. Gotta get around to that someday! I love the simple layout of your blog. Here's my teaser. Happy reading!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

    I really HAVE to get these books! This teaser is great! And it's Terry Pratchett, which makes it a no-brainer to place on the to-buy list!

    Suey said...

    Ah, you have some scary creepy ones on your list! And a bunch of them I don't know, but want to read about!

    Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

    How interesting, I love that concept. I may have to have a look at that series :)

    Julie @ Read Handed said...

    Sounds funny! Great teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here.

    gautami tripathy said...

    What a teaser!! Another novel to check out?!. I really like teaser tuesdays!


    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson post!

    Priya said...

    @Lady Q - Terry Pratchett is definitely worth a try!! And thanks :)
    @Suey - I think you commented on the wrong post ;) But thanks, anyway, for stopping by!!

    Deepali said...

    Squeeee!!! I LOVE Terry Pratchett, and DEATH is about my favorite character (closely followed by Susan, and Vimes)

    Have fun reading the books :)
    Im so glad you visited my teaser - that quote perked my day up.

    kamekroten said...

    Great teaser...tho I can't not stop imagining Binky as a wombat (a blogger friend of my pet'sblog )

    Thank you for visiting my teaser (at bokunosekai.wordpress),I am now using my pet's blog because your form has no option for name and url.

    Priya said...

    @Deepali - I love Discworld :D Susan's awesome too, but Death is like my all-time favourite!

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