"Now, however, as I stared at her, stared until my eyes ached in their sockets, stared in surprise and bewilderment at her presence, now I saw that her face did wear an expression. It was one of what I can only describe – and the words seem hopelessly inadequate to express what I saw – as a desperate, yearning malevolence; it was as though she were searching for something she wanted, needed – must have, more than life itself, and which had been taken from her."Wow – desperate, yearning malevolence sounds very promising, doesn't it? In a ghost story, I mean. Both these books are creepy but stylish tales of the supernatural, and remind me very much of the master of the genre, M.R. James. And The Woman in Black has an even more familiar feel about it; I'm wondering if it might have been made into a film or TV show I've seen. Have to check into that. But right now, I'm getting right back to that desperate malevolence!
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!
Excellent teaser! Mine is here: http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/09/footsteps-in-dark-teaser-tuesdays.htmlReplyDelete
Now that is wonderfully dark - good teaser!ReplyDelete
Wow - quite the powerful, and yes - dark - teaser!ReplyDelete
Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi
That does sound pretty creepy!ReplyDelete
That is a GREAT teaser -- it certainly has me intrigued!ReplyDelete
Loved your teaser this week. I know Halloween is creeping up because I find myself being drawn to ghosts, goblins, vampires, and witches latley.ReplyDelete
Sounds like some good reads, will have to check them out, as I might like to read them as well! Great teaser.www.thesocialfrog.comReplyDelete
I like spooky stories but don't read them as I'm still too "impressionable" and would stay wide awake for fear of the dark! Nice tease!ReplyDelete
Spooky teaser! Sometimes my eyes feel like that after marathon reading.ReplyDelete
That's a great teaser! I love a good ghost story.ReplyDelete
My teaser is here.
gotta love a good ghost bookReplyDelete
I agree, "yearning malevolence" sounds great - just wish the author hadn't wrote "the words seem hopelessly inadequate to express what I saw", because for me that kind of disclaimer always draws attention to the writer and away from the story, no matter how it is used in a story.ReplyDelete