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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Lonesome Dove


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!

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry p. 42

"Accustomed as she was to hard doings, it had still taken Lorena a while to get used to the way Lippy slurped when he was eating, and she had once had a dream in which a cowboy walked by Lippy and buttoned the lip to his nose as if it were the flap of a pocket. But her disgust was nothing compared to Xavier's, who suddenly stopped wiping tables and came over and grabbed Lippy's hat off his head."

So why do these people hang out with the well-named Lippy if they don't like him? McMurtry is very good at simple but on-point descriptions.

5 comments:

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

Oh slurping is such a pet peeve of mine! Love this descriptive paragraph!

Tea said...

I don't like slurping either.

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Poor Lippy... maybe he's a great guy otherwise. Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

Lisa said...

Lonesome Dove is a great book! And that's a fun choice for a teaser.

My teaser is here.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I didn't realize Lonesome Dove was a book.

Here is my teaser