This week, I'm finishing up Douglas Preston's Blasphemy. Here's a quote from page 159 of the paperback edition:
He had always found it easier to go up against an intelligent adversary. Stupid people were unpredictable.Well, I'm not sure I agree with that, but I am enjoying the book.
And since I'm starting Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger this week, I'll throw in a quote from that one as well. This snippet comes from page 45:
The trees are singing. They also make whooshing and hissing noises and eyes stare from their trunks, shapes of big cruel eyes at which you must not look or creatures might pounce out and get you – ghosts and witches and old men like the old man who sweeps the street outside Claudia's house in London.Hmmmm. Not sure what's going on there, but it certainly sounds spooky, doesn't it? Not quite what I was expecting from Penelope Lively.