Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Great House

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Great House: A NovelMy teaser today is from Great House by Nicole Krauss. I've just started it and the format is interesting. Each chapter is from a different point of view, with each narrator talking to a different unknown character. It's a little confusing so far, but once I get farther in, I think I'll get the hang of it.

"I was cutting the vegetables when the knife slipped and sliced deeply into my thumb, and at the instant I shouted out I heard a double of my own cry, one belonging to a child. It seemed to come from the other side of the wall, in the next apartment over" (pg. 32).