Teaser Tuesday – Two Today

 

 

 The Teaser Tuesday (hosted by Should be Reading) rules are:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) ‘œteaser’ sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’™re getting your ‘œteaser‘ from ‘¦ that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’™ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

My Friend Maigret (Penguin Red Classics)

I bent the rules a little as today’™s Teaser is four sentences from just outside the 12 line limit from page 30 of My Friend Maigret by Georges Simenon:

Maigret was hungry. And he was also anxious to see his English colleague in less formal attire. It made him feel awkward, for no very definite reason. He was not accustomed to conducting a case in the company of a man in swimming costume.

I chose this extract as it shows the relationship between Maigret and Mr Pyke, the English detective who is “shadowing” Maigret as he carries out his investigations. Maigret feels very much under observation and self-conscious.

D wondered what Teaser Tuesday is (doesn’t he read my blog???). I explained and he offered this teaser from page 110 of the book he’s currently reading Russia: a Journey to the Heart of a Land and Its People by Jonathan Dimbleby:

It was all these things and more that provoked a sense of corruption, decay, drift and failure – and a longing to leave almost as soon as I arrived.

And then came Gorbachev, ascending the Kremlin throne to usher in perestroika and glasnost while severing the bonds that imprisoned eastern Europe under Soviet hegemony.

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