Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Teaser Tuesdays! (02.08.11)

It's that time again...this weekly book meme is hosted by Mizb from Should Be Reading and anyone can play along. You know the drill!
  • 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!
I put aside D.H. Lawrence's Son and Lovers for the time being in order to read more from Mrs. Muriel Spark who is severely under-appreciated as one of the great authors of the 20th century. My teaser this week comes from her novella The Driver's Seat:

"One might be killed crossing the street, or even on the pavement, any time, you never know. So we should always be kind" (55).

This quote by the female protagonist lacks context but suffice it say, Lise is proving to be an utterly strange and fascinating character.


  1. Seems like a random comparison. Better than saying it means you should always have on clean underwear just in case, though. ;-p


  2. Quite true, interesting reason for being kind, yet plausible.
    My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays-the-girls-of-murder-city.html

  3. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie had been on my TBR list for so long it's taken root! I must get round to it, I really want to try some Muriel Sparks. Your teaser sounds good.

  4. Shannon: Yes, it does seem slightly random due to the lack of context but I still think it is a worthy sentiment. You're definitely right that it sounds more eloquent than just using that underwear idiom, hahaha.

    Jennifer and Brooke: You both have lovely blogs and I enjoyed reading your teasers!

    Sophia: I hope that you can make time for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie because it is an excellent introduction to Sparks' extensive oeuvre. Her economic prose and sharp wit is such a joy to savor. :D

  5. very interesting. sounds like something I might like. My Teaser Tuesday!