Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Teaser Tuesdays

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

"On closer consideration, then, the implication of the unguarded reply was scarcely to be escaped: the Tertius lichen certainly had a property which looked antibiotic; but if it had turned out not to be antibiotic, then what had it turned out to be...?
And why should Francis wish to conceal it...?"
Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham p. 37


novelinsights said...

Lol, I don't know if this is meant to be funny but it made me laugh. Perhaps the Lichen was 'bacterial' as opposed to 'anti-biotic' as it appeared. What a curious title for a book.

Paperback Reader said...

Polly, it is quite melodramatic and the novel is funny in parts. The lichen actually has anti-aging properties, which is revealed on the cover so I'm not spoiling anything. The title is curious but most of Wynfham's titles are (The Midwich Cuckoos; The Day of the Triffids).