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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Doctor Zhivago


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!

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky p. 132

"Before Galiullin's eyes was the habitual spectacle of a unit attacking. They were supposed to advance quickly, almost at a run, across the space that separated the two armies, an autumn field overgrown with dry wormwood swaying in the wind and prickly thistles motionlessly sticking up."

I didn't know there were battles in this book, but I am very pleased by the writing - I was told this new translation is excellent and this sample does seem so, very smooth and poetic.

2 comments:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Great teaser! I haven't read this book, but it's on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing. I have a teaser from a classic today, too: Soldier's Pay by William Faulkner. My teaser is here.

Brooke said...

I've not read this one but probably should! Here's my teaser: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-2.html