Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Good morning, folks! It's time for another Tuesday Teaser! (I always feel a bit like an old-time radio announcer doing this intro.) You know how this works: take your current book and select a couple of interesting sentences - something that will tease us into wanting to read it.

This week's Teaser comes from a book I just finished a book for my online book club, The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh. I don't believe I've read anything else by Waugh, but this was a quick read, lots of very dark humor, and I can't wait for the discussion to get underway. It also provided a lot of interesting new words related to the mortuary business, but more on that tomorrow. For today, I'll bend the rules a bit because I love this exchange between Aimee Thanatogenos and Dennis Barlow:

"But, my dear girl, you seem to have forgotten that we're engaged to be married. My theological studies are prospering. The day when I shall claim you is at hand."

"I'd rather die."

"Yes, I confess I overlooked that alternative."

So tell me, what are you reading this week?

15 comments:

Caspette said...

What a funny quote. Though possibly not so funny for the girl.

I cant say I have heard of this one so might have to keep an eye out. Sounds intriguing.

Monique said...

That's a funny quote. I have never heard of that book.

Off to do a search.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me laugh! I've not read Waugh either, but that teaser has piqued my interest.

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Glad you bent the rules and gave us this dialogue -- very funny!

Now I want to find out more.

Sassy
:)

Anonymous said...

Cute teaser!

Literature Crazy said...

Very, very funny... I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the tease.

Unknown said...

Lol, great teaser!! Very funny :-) I like sharp wit like that.

Literary Feline said...

Haha! That's a great teaser. Thank you for sharing!

gautami tripathy said...

I like that!

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Margot said...

This book should make for an engaging discussion. Good quote.

Hilarie said...

I haven't heard of this book. I do like the dialog in your teaser, it made me smile!

Phyl said...

I love that quote! Now I'm really curious about the book. I haven't read any Waugh either.

Melissa said...

Hi Lisa! Looking forward to your full review of "The Loved One."

Cheers!

avisannschild said...

I love this quote too! I'll keep an eye out for your review.

Literature Crazy said...

Your tease convinced me, I put this book on my TBR (and blogged about it on my Friday Finds post.