Monday, May 3, 2010

Teaser tuesday 100504 and reflections

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!

The piper's son by Melina Marchetta

If you think I've forgotten anything about that night, you, most gorgeous girl, are labouring under a great misapprehension. I remember everything. I remember your petticoat...slip..whatever the hell it's called, and you let me take it off. You made me close my eyes and that was even more of a turn-on.

pg. 309.

I absolutely loved this book!!! The whole book is infused with a sadness. At first I was a bit nervous to read it as I really love most of M. Marchetta's books but once I started it was just great - just like her other books. So easy to read, so moving. I think "On the jellicoe road" is still my favourite though - but that is partly because it improves on reading. This book is ones of those you stay up late cause you don't want to put it down.

I also love how it is set in Sydney, though not in the supurbs/area where I live but I have visited this area many a time. It lends the book a kind of familarity, makes it easier to relate to. This book is maybe for an older age bracket then that which presides it (Saving Francessca - i also really like this book)and it is filled with characters my age.

The story rings so true. Though I have never experienced a level of grief or guilt like those in the book - how they react and deal with things feels true. I cried a lot during this book. Even on the bus when surrounded by a bunch of strangers.

This book is definently worth a return visit :)

postscript - i just read this and it makes the book sound really sad. but it actually isn't all that sad - there are heaps of parts where you just laugh and smile. It is just a moving experience and you can you read it on more than once level


Kelly Peres said...

I adore it!! Its kind of sexual but cute!! the whole making me close my eyes and how its a turn on!!

dArLyN said...

Great teaser!

here's mine

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Intriguing teaser.

I haven't heard of this one.

Happy Reading!

Jennifer said...

Brilliant teaser and a book I am adding to my list.

Kaye said...

Very interesting. I'm glad you are enjoying the book. If it brought you to tears, the author did a good job of evoking such emotion.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like a good read (putting on my list . . . my lengthy list . . .).

Limpets, huh?

Enjoy your blog!

Christina T said...

Fantastic teaser! I haven't read anything by Melina Marchetta yet but I do have Finnikin of the Rock. I will have to look for this one too.

Audrey said...

oh my! Great teaser :)
Thanks so much for visiting my TT!

Nise' said...

Sounds like a great read. I loved Jellicoe Road too.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Ooh, I like this teaser; makes me want to investigate the other Melina Marchetta book you mentioned, too, Jellicoe Road.

Kelly said...

That sounds like a great book, I've been wanting to read something by this author for a while, so I really need to pick something up! :)

Jen G. said...

Very sensual.

I love books set where I live too. I love knowing that I know exactly what/where the author's writing about.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...that brings so many imagination ;)

Marg said...

Lovely teaser! I know that I should read Marchetta, but I haven't done so yet.

Audrey; (AyC) said...

I loved this book, and this teaser :) Melina Marchetta is amazing.