Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Last Orders

This week my teaser lines come from Last Orders by Graham Swift (1996). I'm reading it for the Battle of the Prizes (British Version) Reading Challenge; it's the only book to win both the Booker and the James Tait Black prizes, the two awards the challenge is built around. I've just started the book, so I really don't know much about what's going on in this snippet from page 71:
A good motor is a comfort and companion and an asset to a man, as well as getting him from A to B. I can't speak for women. Mandy drives like it's nothing special, like a car is a handbag. But a good motor deserves respect....
Well, I know he wouldn't understand, but some of us (women) tend to think a good handbag can be a comfort and an asset, too. And some of those handbags cost almost as much as a motor car these days! Like this one I'm drooling over.

Now if I just had an extra twelve thousand bucks lying around somewhere!


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.

4 comments:

  1. I must be a weird girl, because I would pick my car over a purse any day! But that is a nice looking bag...

    My TT this week is about personal finance: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/teaser-tuesday-56/

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  2. Yep, definitely a guy's perspective! Love the Hermes! You are right -- the handbag costs as much as some cars but I love the color!

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  3. Great teaser. I think it depends on the car though, some I've been more attached to than others.

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