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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Cloud Atlas

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!

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell p. 19

"I was circumambulating the crater's lip, seeking a clearer trail back to Ocean Bay, when a startling hoo-roosh! sent me diving to the ground--the mind abhors a vacancy & is wont to people it with phantoms, thus I glimpsed first a tusked hog charging, then a Maori warrior, spear held aloft, his face inscribed with the ancestral hatred of his race. 'Twas but a mollyhawk, wings "flupping" the air like a windjammer."

I'm sure we'e all experienced this - being startled by something like a bird and first thinking it is something much scarier (but hopefully without the racism.)

3 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

My son loved this book and so your teaser makes me curious. Nice one.
Here's mine: Dearest Rose

Tea norman said...

To me it looks like a hard read. Always wondered about this one.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I'm curious about the setting of this book, and I'd like to know more. Good teaser.
My Teaser is from CONFESSIONS OF A PREDATORY LENDER.