Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Teaser Tuesdays


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

"The coming - or return - of the fairytale opened some trapdoor in her imagination. Her writing became compulsive, fluent and daring."
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt p. 34


14 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

This is a wonderful teaser. Love the poetic style of it.

Teaser Tuesdays: Tintin and Cigars of the Pharaoh by Hergé

verity said...

That's a beautiful pair of sentences. I haven't really got on with AS Byatt before, but I should give her another go.

Paperback Reader said...

guatami, thank you; the book is poetically and beautifully written.

Verity, the section those sentences are from is great; the beauty of these sentences is juxtaposed against the starkness of surrounding lines. I will quote in full when I review it.

I haven't got on with AS Byatt before either but I am enjoying this so far; it's certainly beautifully written.

Molly said...

I have requested this book from my local library. I think there are 6 people ahead of me, and I am very excited to start reading it.

GREAT teaser!

Paperback Reader said...

Thanks, Molly! It took a while for my request to come around in the library too but I'm glad to finally have it (especially before the Booker winner is announced).

savidgereads said...

Ooooh you have started The Children's Book, cannot wait for your thoughts on that one!

Paperback Reader said...

I have indeed, Simon! I'm taking it slowly but so far enjoying the writing...

leaningtowardthesun said...

Oh! I have been teased sufficiently. I suppose I'll get in line at the library :)

Paperback Reader said...

Happy to oblige, Danielle!

Tea said...

Love it! I hope my library owns it. I also want to read A.S. Byatt's tiny book of fairy tales. I didn't know about this book.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2009/09/match-for-mary-bennet-by-eucharista.html

Darlene said...

I'm still waiting for my hold to come up at the library for this one. It's just as well as I'll probably need more than two weeks to get through it, it's a book to take your time with. Lovely sentences Claire!

Paperback Reader said...

Hi Tea, thanks for commenting. This is a relatively new Byatt title. I've read The Little Black Book of Fairy Tales and a couple of the stories were very good.

Darlene, it is definitely a book to tale one's time with. The writing is beautiful and these sentences are two of many.

Rachel said...

We are reading in tandem! I am very interested to hear (or see) your thoughts on this, and I wonder whether we will agree!

Paperback Reader said...

I am pleased with the synchronicity of our reading, Rachel, and that we both eventually began reading it at the same time! Comparing notes will be fun.