Monday, April 12, 2010

Teaser tuesday 100413

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•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!


Requim for a wren by Nevil Shute

There were no civilian boats or yachts afloat upon the south coast at that tume, but the river was full of landing craft, box-like, grey, painted things of steel with ramps to let down at the bow, with diesel engines thumping away inside them to charge batteries as they lay moored bow and stern to the buoys, with white ensigns drooping at the stern, with bored ratings fishing over the side and staring at us as we threaded our way past.

pg 69-70



I love how that sentence paints a picture so nicely. At first I struggled to get into this book but now I am really enjoying it. I have read "A town like Alice" by this author previously and really liked so I thought I would give another one of his a try. It is not the most "exciting" book but it is has a nice flow to it and it is interesting - showing a very different time realistically (or so I believe).

23 comments:

Heather said...

What a beautifully painted scene! My post: Plaster and Poison

Becky said...

Sounds good, I am glad you are enjoying it. Sometimes its worth perserving with an author before you find that you like them

alitareads said...

Glad you're enjoying this book! Great teaser :)

pussreboots said...

Ooh. Intriguing. My teaser is from The Language of Bees.

Beth said...

Great cover! Here is my teaser.

Bookventures said...

I agree, the author is definitely good with painting a visual scene for the readers. This was a great teaser. You can check mine out here:

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/04/teaser-tuesdays.html

I hope you enjoy your book.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You're right...that sentence so perfectly portrays what's going on.

Love descriptions.

Here's mine:

http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/teaser-tuesdays-7/

Laya said...

Oooh, Nevil Shute! I loved "A Town Like Alice" too! Hope you're enjoying this one as well? Good teaser!

Thank you for dropping by mine!

Clarissa said...

Laya - I am enjoying it but so far I think i prefer a town like alice :)

Amy said...

That's a great teaser. I may have to look this one up.

Marg said...

I really enjoyed A Town Like Alice too, and I like reading book set in WWI and WWII, so I should add this one to my TBR list.


My teaser is here

bokunosekai said...

Interesting teaser. I hope you enjoy your book as much as I enjoy mine :)

Lisa said...

Sound like something I like to read.

Here's mine

Alayne said...

Great teaser, sounds like a different kind of book. My teaser is from Romancing Miss Bronte at The Crowded Leaf.

Faye said...

I have been very interested in WW I and II stories so have definitely put your book on my list--and of course I'm curious about how the dog fits in too! "A Town Like Alice" has always been a favorite--both the book and movie with Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown--I think?

Thanks for stopping by Summit Musings to check out my teaser for Lunch in Paris.

Jennifer said...

I adore the writing style of the teaser and the title intrigues me, so I shall be looking this book up. Happy reading.

justpeachy36 said...

You can almost see the boats, the imagery is that well conveyed. Great teaser!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Really good one!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday :)

Missy B. said...

Wonderfully descriptive teaser! Glad that you are enjoying it.....

tweezle said...

Wow - What a description. Great teaser!

Here's my teaser for this week.

Christina/Book Addict said...

That is a very descriptive teaser. I hope you are enjoying your book and thank you for visiting my TT!

Shon said...

Wow! Great teaser!

Jennifer G. said...

You're right--I can picture this scene perfectly. Great choice!