Tuesday, November 2, 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!

Firehouse by David Halberstam

"Every serious fire could trigger powerful impulses of fear, and if an officer shows that fear on the job, if he is not calm and not disciplined himself, then the fear will spread quickly though the men. Calm is the most basic of the positive words that firemen use to describe one another." p.40
I thought this was just a book about a firehouse and firefighting, but it's about one firehouse in NYC on Sept. 11, 2001. Half the men did not come home that day.

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a heart-wrenching book. Excellent teaser.

Jo said...

Good teaser --- made me think. Sounds like an interesting book

Arielle said...

Good teaser, sounds like a sad book though :(

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a very powerful and emotional read. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesdays-outside-the-ordinary-world.html