Teaser Tuesday: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Tuesday Teaser is great meme hosted by Should Be Reading and is a great way to find out about new books.Here are the guidelines: 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! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

For those of you that saw my 'It's Monday' post yesterday, I opted to read We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I started it this morning and I am really enjoying it, if enjoying is a word I can use for such a disturbingly honest book. Here is my teaser, a short one for once:
"The twinge of bitterness in such jibes had been on the increase. My hard-won anthropological nuggets apparently served as reminders that I'd gone on an adventure abroad while you were searching suburban New Jersey for a tumble down garage for a Black and Decker."
I am only a short way, but so far it is refreshingly (read also: depressingly) honest look at a marriage.

11 comments

  1. This is one of my all time favourite books!! :)

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  2. It sounds kind of sad. I wonder why.

    Mine's HERE.

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  3. Hm, interesting teaser. I'll be looking forward to your review of this book!

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  4. I had no idea until I watched the First Tuesday Book Club this month that Lionel Shriver was a girl. I am still very much undecided about reading it, although I have heard good things!

    My teaser will be up a bit later, and will be from War and Peace by Tolstoy I think.

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  5. We Need to Talk About Kevin is on my priority list of books to buy so I'm very pleased to see someone reading it at the moment. It sounds excitingly good and I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

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  6. I was a big fan of this book. Can't wait to see your review.

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  7. Fantastic teaser, I can´t wait to read this book! :) Here´s mine:
    http://ifyoucanreadthis.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/teaser-tuesday-27/

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  8. I'm a sucker for letter-comprised novels--they're so much more intimate. This sounds like a good one.

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  9. I have this book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Looking forward to your review!

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  10. I'm really going to have to read this one day. I've heard so many good things about it.

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  11. It's great to see that this book is either a favourite of those that have read it, or is high in everyone's TBR list. I am really enjoying it, even if it is seriously depressing.

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