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Teaser Tuesday 01-06-09: Oscar and Lucinda


Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event. We throw out a couple of sentences from our current read (without spoilers, of course) to entice you to read the book.


From Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey, page 252:

She swore later that Oscar's mouth dropped open. She described it for him: He was like a ventriloquist's doll from which the ruling hand has been rudely withdrawn, leaving the subject slumped, without a spine, unable to lift so much as an arm.


13 comments:

BooksPlease said...

I have read this book - good choice.

Betty said...

LOL! What a great teaser! Love the description!

Marg said...

I really should read some more Peter Carey. This was a fun teaser!

~Kylee in CT said...

Very descriptive! Are you enjoying it?

Margot said...

I'm not familiar with this book but your teaser tells me it is well written. Thanks.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Great and descriptive teaser, but more than that, I love the cover! It looks like a glass church! Wonder if it really exists somewhere?

Here's my Teaser!

:) Wendi

Terri said...

I am loving the book - I had to zoom through the last 50 pages last night for my book group, but am going back to re-read it slowly today. Yes, Wendi, it's a glass church, integral to the story. It's lovely, isn't it?

Shana said...

This has been on my wish list since Marie at The Boston Bibliophile reviewed it. It looks fantastic.

Shana
Literarily

Nise' said...

Great teaser.

avisannschild said...

What a great teaser! I love the cover of your copy of this book--I've never seen it before. (I read Oscar and Lucinda a few years ago. Have you seen the movie?)

My Teaser Tuesday post is here.

bkclubcare said...

I enjoyed this book, too. Movie wasn't too bad, either.

avisannschild said...

I've been meaning to reply to your comment on my blog for a while now but life got in the way. I don't remember the differences between the book and the movie all that well (I saw the movie first), but I do remember that the movie was much darker than I'd expected.

Dreamybee said...

I can't wait for your review of this. I read it a few years ago, and thought it was so sad (if I remember correctly). I do love the cover that you have here though-the one I read had the movie version with Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett on the cover. I don't really like it when they do that.