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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “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!

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

"The only thing Luo was really good at was telling stories. A pleasing talent to be sure, but a marginal one, with little future in it. Modern man has moved beyond the age of the Thousand-and-One-Nights, and modern societies everywhere, whether socialist or capitalist, have done away with the old storytellers — more's the pity."

Not sure about a page number as I'm listening to it on audio.

7 comments:

Liz said...

From "The Eighth Scroll," a page-turner, action-adventure novel by Laurence B. Brown, about a cat and mouse game that results from the discovery of a reference to a long-hidden Dead Sea Scroll -- all who seek the hidden scroll are mysteriously silenced (imagine that!) Great plot, plus it's a visual book, with the characters and scenes coming alive in your imagination, kind of like a movie unfolding in your mind's eye. Just look at my teaser -- instead of something like "he looked down the barrel of the gun and was terrified, you get:

[[Michael turned to give June the good news, and looked straight down the barrel of her gun. His heart first skipped a beat, then pumped hammer-blows into his brain.''

(I have to admit, my own heart kind of went into a triple-time, just in imagining his reaction.)

Priya Parmar said...

hello! i have an award waiting for you at the plumbean! finishing my second pass pages today--if am only supposed to make changes so small that it will not affect the layout right? but what if i want to separate a paragraph down a line?

Carin said...

Is there anywhere else on that page where you can tighten up to save a line? Or, are you very close to the end of a chapter? In either of those situations it'd be a little bit of a pain but do-able. If not, call your editor. It can still probably be done but you'd want to let her know - there's an extremely remote possibility it could delay production if you are already working on a very tight schedule but that's not necessarily likely. Isn't it funny, all these details of the publishing process that never occurred to you before?

Jennifer said...

I like your teaser and the book sounds really good, so I will add it to my list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-art-of-devotion.html

Beverly said...

Great teaser! Stop by and check out my teaser at The Wormhole.

Carin B. said...

I really want to read that book. I just like the title! It's one of those titles that just sucks you in.

Here's my TEASER.

jlshall said...

Excellent teaser! I read this one a few years back and really enjoyed it.
Here's my teaser for this week.