Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday Teasers!



Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays! Every Tuesday, we grab our current book, pick a couple of interesting sentences to try and entice you to read it. (Beware of spoilers!)

Yesterday evening was nice - the weather finally feels like summer - and I took advantage of that to sit out on my stoop with a bottle of Red Stripe and a new book. I needed to find just the right book for that moment, and I settled on The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. It's a tiny little book in an old dime-novel style and it was perfect for an evening on the stoop. Today's teaser is a little bit of truth about men and women:

"Johnny told me that night at the Breakers that he never could have done what she wanted if she hadn't been right there watchin him and countin on him to do it, and you know, I believe that's so. For a woman a man will do many things that he'd turn his back on in an instant when alone; things he'd back away from, nine times out of ten, even when drunk with a bunch of his friends egging him on."

I certainly think that's the truth. I'm enjoying the downhome style of the two main storytellers, Vince Teague and Dave Bowie. And the best part is, I should be able to finish the book (and another bottle of Red Stripe) this evening.

What's teasing you this week?

13 comments:

Hilarie said...

This teaser reminds me of something a college professor of mine once said. He said that basically throughout history women have been the civilizing force of society as they have exerted their influence to shape the behavior of the men around them to their liking. I've pondered it a lot since that time. Sometimes it seems more true than others. Nice teaser!

Margot said...

Your book sounds different but just right for a summer read on the stoop. I don't know what Red Stripe is but I'm guessing a red soda.

About the influence of women on men and thus civilization - couldn't agree more.

Teddyree said...

Great teaser and how true!
Here's my Teaser

Lisa said...

Margot, Red Stripe is a Jamacian beer. I had it ages ago on vacation and now it always makes me think of summer. I was thrilled when a local store started carrying it.

Shona said...

So true. You selected a good teaser.

Nise' said...

Great teaser. So true.

stacybuckeye said...

What a great teaser. This author certainly knows the way a man's mind works!

gautami tripathy said...

There is much truth in that passage!

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Sassy Brit said...

Hi, that certainly makes you think. What a tease you are! LOL

Nice one.

Take care,

Sassy
:)

Diane said...

I have not read stephen king in a while, but sounds like a great teaser.

Phyl said...

I love the teaser, and I also love the variety of your reading.

Dave said...

Red Stripe/Colorado? Shouldn't you be drinking Fat Tire, or at least Coors? :)

Caspette said...

Ive never read a Stephen King novel.

Good quote and pretty accurate to.