OK, enough philosophizing. This week, my teasers come from Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys. I haven't actually started this one yet, but I'm thinking of reading it for a couple of the challenges I've signed up for. Rhys's work can be awfully depressing, so I'm still trying to talk myself into it. I read her novel After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie a few years back and came away believing it should have been sold with a month's supply of Prozac. So I cheated a little with this one, looking for a quote that wouldn't make anyone want to slit their wrists. And it was a struggle, but here's what I came up with:
When I saw him looking up like that I knew that I loved him, and that it was for always. It was as if my heart turned over, and I knew that it was for always. [p.130]Now that sounds OK, doesn't it. Pretty positive, not too heavy. Not typical, though. Here's the first random quote I found (much more representative, I'm afraid):
Yes, I am sad, sad as a circus-lioness, sad as an eagle without wings, sad as a violin with only one string and that one broken, sad as a woman who is growing old. Sad, sad, sad. . . . [p.45]See what I mean? I think I'll just go back to bed now. Sad, sad, sad. . . .
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!