Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: A Visit from the Goon Squad

This week my teaser lines come from Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad. I've read almost a hundred pages in this one and still haven't really made up my mind about it -- some parts are wonderful, some parts bore the hell out of me. But so far, it all balances out, so I've been able to stick with it. Here's the snippet:
I checked the directory, saw that Sow's Ear Records was on forty-five, took the elevator up there, and breezed through a pair of beige glass doors into a waiting room, which was very swank....I slapped my fish on the marble reception desk. It made a good hard wet thwack.... (p.72)
Nice way to announce oneself. But I imagine they could smell him coming.

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.


  1. Wha?! What's a fish doing here? :)
    I really need to read this book. I hope you're enjoying it and thanks for sharing this great teaser!

  2. ROFL


  3. Such a great teasser! Wanna know more!!Another novel to check out?!. I really like teaser tuesdays!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Caribou Island by David Vann post!

  4. A fish? Does his hand feel like a fish?


  5. lol- Good teaser! I've heard some good things about this book.

  6. I could almost hear that "thwack."

    I read this one awhile ago...had mixed feelings about it. Hope you're enjoying it.

    Here's MY TT POST

  7. THWACK is a good, meaty sound. It's one of those which sounds like its meaning.

  8. A fish in a recording studio. Wow! What happens next?

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  9. What a fun teaser today, Thwack....what an attention getter..

    Thanks for visiting my reading corner today.

  10. Nice pick, though, I'm with you. I'm enjoying the middle. It's more Hemingway than the beginning. I found the first part really dragged but the middle is making me second guess my first thoughts. We'll see when I finish...

  11. Well. That's quite the unique calling card, isn't it? Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for visiting!

  12. I kind of want to carry around fish to slap on tables when I want attention...
    I haven't read this book, but I read another Egan book, The Keep, and totally loved it. Hope you enjoy this one!

    My TT this week is from A Crown Of Swords


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