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
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
  • 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.

5 comments:

  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!

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  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

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  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?"

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  4. Strange teaser.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/07/teaser_19.html

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  5. Thanks for commenting on my own TT!

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

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