Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Teaser Tuesdays


Quote a couple of spoiler-free sentences from the book you’re reading to tempt others.

"Immortality of a kind, a limited immortality, is not so hard to achieve after all. Why then does he persist in inscribing marks on paper, in the faint hope that people not yet born will take the trouble to decipher them?"
Summertime by J.M. Coetzee


12 comments:

verity said...

That's not fair to post a teaser from a book which hasn't been published yet :p *envious*

Paperback Reader said...

No, it's not fair... but put it this way, if I'm reading it now then it means I'll be able to loan it to you next week!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

How do you get your hands on unpublished books? I realllllllllly want to read summertime. Really!!!

Paperback Reader said...

Someone from Random House very kindly sent me a copy :). So, I'm guessing that you really want to read it?!

Tony said...

Why are Random House sending you a copy? Where's mine?!

Paperback Reader said...

I would appear that I have taken the term "teaser" to extremes today! Apologies; I'm mean.

verity said...

:)

savidgereads said...

Oh I am starting this tomorrow. I thought you were holding off until after all your library books?

Paperback Reader said...

That was the plan... but I was too tempted! I have enough time left on library books to read them afterwards.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

That is just mean!! I need to know these kind people in Random House.

Ever since I read Diary of a Bad Year, I've Coetzee's writing style. Disgrace soon followed, so I wa really excited to see a book by him on the shortlist.

Paperback Reader said...

Since reading Disgrace only last month I was delighted to see him on the longlist too as I really want to read more by him and once the Booker is over I intend to get cracking.

Sgt Pluck said...

Can't the police use them every day? Sorry, I thought you said Taser Tuesday. As you were