martes, 1 de octubre de 2013

Teaser Tuesdays - Ever After

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Rules here.

My teaser:
Before they are sixty, they are emulating one of the many varieties [of professor]: the crusty and cantankerous; the bald and bumbling; the silver-haired exquisite; the bespectacled and tousled distrait; the freewheeling eccentric; the wide-eyed, latter-day infant, helpless in all mundane matters but possessed of a profound understanding of Sanskrit. By seventy or eighty - and there is no reason, given the pampering they get, why they shouldn't go out for decades - they are convinced they have reached their true flowering and that, whatever their status in their particular fields (though eminence may be assumed), they are, in themselves, rare birds, exceptional cases, worthy of living enshrinement.
~p.1, Ever After, by Graham Swift



Whew! Those are two long sentences! An academic, after recovering from a suicide attempt, sits alone in his college room thinking about the people he has lost. The wry and critical voice is compelling, but I can't say much about the story itself just yet, since I've barely started.

8 comentarios:

  1. I thing the voice is really cool! I hope the story is as good, because it sounds like it could be the type of book that stays with you a long time!

    My teaser is from The race for the lost keystone by Val Rutt: http://allsortsofbooks.blogspot.jp/2013/10/teaser-tuesday-race-for-lost-keystone.html

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    1. The book ended up being good, but not great. It will indeed stay with me for a long time, though.

      Thank you for visiting!

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  2. Excellent description of professors. Happy Tuesday. Here are my teasers. http://reviewbooksandmore.com/2013/10/01/tuesday-teasers-10113/ or http://andreareadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/tuesday-teasers-10113.html

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  3. That is a long teaser, but I really like it. Hope the rest of the book is just as interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Unfortunately, the book had its ups and downs.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. It sounds interesting and what a strong voice.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Tuesday!

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