Did I say "bummer"? OK, no more Woodstock anniversary shows for me.
This week I'm still mainly reading Updike's Rabbit Is Rich, but since I used that one for last week's teaser, I thought today I'd use the other book I've got going at the moment, Dance of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It's one of those books I started last month and never managed to get through. I'm enjoying it a lot – as I've said once or twice before, I'm a huge fan of Aloysius Pendergast – but at the rate I'm going, I'll be finishing it up sometime around New Year's Eve.
OK, moving on. This snippet comes from page 107:
"He paused in the doorway of the restaurant, looking at her. The morning sunlight had turned her glossy black hair almost blue, given her pale skin the sheen of fine marble."I've noticed that black hair is almost always "glossy" in these Preston/Child books – at least when it's on the head of a female. Which makes it sound like they've all been greasing themselves down with Vaseline or something. But the fact that her hair is "almost blue" is a very descriptive little addition. Sounds like maybe he's having a rendezvous with Veronica from the old Archie comics, doesn't it?
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: Grab your current read; Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you're getting your "teaser" from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given! Please avoid spoilers!