Tuesday, January 31, 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. 368

"The girl was a handy person to have along on a trip, he had to admit. On the other hand, she was a runaway, and it would all be hard to explain to July."

Roscoe is speaking here. He is really not good on a trip so just about anyone else would be good but this girl seems resourceful as she just ran away from an elderly man who considered himself to "own her," beat her and raped her. July is the sheriff, and Roscoe is his deputy and has gone after him to give him some important news about something that happened in Fort Smith after he left in search of the man who killed his brother the mayor. It may seem complicated but it's not really. I'm finding the book to my surprise to be occasionally funny!


Julie @ Read Handed said...

Sounds like a lot is going on in this novel. Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

Beth said...

Interesting teaser! I've watched the films, but never read the books. My teaser comes from a collection of poetry and short stories by L.M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables.

Anonymous said...

'The Peshawar Lancers' by S. M. Stirling

"I can't very well just call you 'woman,'" King said.

'A suitable preparation for a risky evening which may end all such pleasures forever,...'