Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: 7/20

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!
My teaser today is from Old Man's War by John Scalzi. This is a re-read for me but its just a great piece of sci-fi.
"Should your soldier survive, it may keep the knives as a token of its victory," the ambassador said.

"Thanks," I said.

"We would not wish to have them back. They would be unclean," the ambassador said.
Maybe you have get it in context, but I actually found that to be a pretty funny exchange. If you are interested, here is my Old Man's War review.


  1. I get the humor. But I have read and enjoyed the series. I like Scalzi's style. Mine is from The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston. Happy reading!

  2. What an intriguing teaser. I will look into this book further. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/07/teaser-tuesdays-the-blind-contessas-new-machine.html

  3. Hi, I'm a new follower.

    Here is my teaser from "Eye of the Red Tsar" by Sam Eastland:

    "Protection?" laughed the policeman. "For this tramp? What's his name?"
    "Pekkala, " replied Kirov.
    "Pekkala?" The policeman let go of him as if his hand had clamped down on hot metal. "What do yo mean? The Pekkala?"

  4. Strange teaser.


  5. Thanks for commenting on my own TT!

    That's interesting... It leaves me feeling very curious.


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