Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays (May 12)


Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event.

My modified rules are as follows:

Grab your current read. Pick two or three “teaser” sentences more or less at random from the book, anywhere on the page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your teaser from… that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! (Please avoid spoilers!) (Read the official Teaser Tuesday rules.)

My teaser:

“A cross between a goblin and a tadpole, the monkfish has a broad shovel-shaped head that appears to taper into its tail without bothering to pass through the intermediary of a body. With its beady eyes, warty skin, and scowling froglike mouth filled with needle-sharp teeth, the monkfish resembles the flattened Halloween mask of some Texas chainsaw psycho” (p. 15).

This is from Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood by Taras Grescoe.

10 comments:

  1. Great teaser! Hope you enjoy the book!

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  2. What a description! Good teaser!

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  3. This looks an interesting book - I've only eaten monkfish once and didn't like it very much. This description makes it sound even worse.

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  4. Think I'll skip the monkfish for dinner.

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  5. Well now I certainly know what a monkfish is! yuk...lol

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  6. That sounds like a really fascinating book! And something we should all pay attention to -- maybe not that book specifically, but all the issues it raises. Good for you, for looking into those things!

    Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal

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  7. Ha! I was reading along going - what the heck kind of teaser is this - and then that wonderful last line comes in and makes up for everything :0)

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  8. Lol. I adore your teaser and I agree! The monkfish is a creepy little thing.

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  9. Thanks, everyone, for your comments! My boyfriend reminded me that there's a monkfish in Finding Nemo (and it is a really creepy sharp-toothed thing!).

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