But this week, I'm looking forward, too – starting my reading for the new year. And today my teaser sentences come from one of those books, The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears. It's the first in a series of detective novels set in the world of art, artists, galleries, and museums. This is the first of the books I've read – for once, I'm starting at the beginning of a series instead of jumping in, midstream. I haven't gotten this far in the book yet, so I'm not sure who's speaking here, but I can certainly appreciate what they're saying:
"What people find beautiful changes over time; you only have to look at the pale, flabby women painted by Rubens to realise that. They were reckoned to be the peak of sensuality in the seventeenth century, now they're overweight matrons; the modern age prefers the skinny Botticelli types. " [p.67]Pale and flabby? You know, it's just possible I was born a few centuries too late!
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizb17 at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or do a little teasing 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 somewhere on that page. 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!