"I sat up in my own private dusty dark and recited bits of Shakespeare to the empty seats - Richard the Third - you would not have understood a word I said, but you were not there, Madam, Meneer, and your pity did not tarnish the glamour of the role."
Teaser Tuesday: The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey
20 July 2010
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey
This book is written by one of Australia's most famous and talented writers, Peter Carey. Although I found his book, The True History of the Kelly Gang, absolutely wonderful, I am now having a bit of difficulty with this one. It is so strange, and has such a strange energy about it that I almost feel a bit suspicious about it. Suspicious of what exactly I am not sure. But it is undoubtedly one of the most unusual books I have ever read.
Here is my teaser which is from page 184:
Tristan talks to this "Madam, Meneer" throughout the book and I have yet to determine who or what exactly she is. I will be look forward to reading your teasers.
If anyone is looking to read a review of another Australian book, check out my review of debut novel The Book of Lost Threads here.
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Teaser Tuesday 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