Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? Cold Comfort Farm

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.

Today's selection comes from Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. Page 65.

The cries from the little hut had stopped. An exhausted silence, brimmed with the enervating weakness which follows a stupendous effort, mounted from the stagnant air in the yard, like a miasma. All the surrounding surface of the countryside - the huddled Downs lost in rain, the wet fields fanged abruptly with flints, the leafless thorns thrust sideways by the eternal pawing of the wind, the lush breeding miles of meadow through which the lifeless river wandered - seemed to be folding inwards upon themselves. Their dumbness said: 'Give up.'

Some of my blogging buddies are combining Teaser Tuesday with It's Tuesday, Where Are You? hosted by an adventure in reading. I thought I'd join the fun. I've been meaning to do this for a few weeks but kept forgetting!

As you can tell from the above snippet, I'm in a very bleak place known as Cold Comfort Farm, in Sussex, England near the village of Howling. Never have I read bleakness described as well as in this book. It's really a hoot!


Caspette said...

An interesting teaser. Not sure if it is my kind of book but will be interested to see your review.

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

Great teaser - it is certainly descriptive and makes me wonder what on earth is going on!

Here's my Teaser! I'm also giving away 15 galley copies of this book via the publisher, so stop by and see if you want to enter! :) ~ Wendi

Margot said...

What a beautifully written teaser. I'm going to assume the rest of the book is as wonderfully written. Otherwise I can't imagine you'd want to linger in such a dreary environment.

Terri said...

The bleakness in the book is part of the beauty. It's so over the top that it's hilarious. It's a very funny quirky book. I'm almost done with it and really loving it.

Nise' said...

I like the idea of combining both weekly memes.

Mary said...

Such a descriptive teaser!