Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 4/6: Kindred

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
  • Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
In keeping with my Octavia E. Butler theme this week, my teaser is from her famous novel Kindred:
I liked the boy, and from what I'd heard of early nineteenth-century medicine, they were going to pour some whiskey down him and play tug of war with his leg. And he was going to learn brand new things about pain.


  1. Oh my, ouch! Is this a time travel book?

    My teaser is up and from the middle of a fight scene. Come on over and see...


  2. Oh this sounds painful. Great Teaser. Thanks for stopping by and i hope you come back soon and check out the sweet event am planning.

  3. Eeerrk. This quote makes me want to just curl up and shiver. Sounds extremely painful... And makes for an amazing teaser. Great work!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

  4. Butler is awesome! Mind of My Mind is one of my favorite books, ever!

  5. That sounds very painful, but interesting.

  6. Sounds awful.... the pain not the book.


  7. I *must* read this!

    Mine's at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/teaser-tuesday-10/ ... but certainly not such an important book!

  8. Ouch! The procedure sounds quite painful, and yet the description makes me chuckle. I will be looking into this book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/teaser-tuesdays-in-shadow-of-cypress.html

  9. Okay....OUCH! Cool teaser. I hope that you will enjoy your book. [My Tuesday Teaser]

  10. Sounds painful and scary. Don't know if this one is for me, but that's certainly a great teaser!
    Here's mine.

  11. Oh, timely teaser! One of my co-workers was talking up 'Kindred' last week as it is one of her favorite books :) Sadly, I only knew Butler from her (more) science fiction-y novels like 'Parable of the Sower' (which I see you have also read).

    I do agree Butler is/was the "best kind of sci-fi writer" and now, I think, I might have to get 'Kindred' out from the library :)

  12. Sounds like something I would read.

    here's mine


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