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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Another Faust


Just grab your current read, open to a random page, and share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
(hosted at Should Be Reading)

Someone once said that “French is the language that turns dirt into romance.” Valentin knew this to be true because he lived in Paris, and when he wasn’t feeling romantic, he was feeling like dirt.
from prologue of Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

I cheated and copied a random passage from the Prologue in text form since I'm listening to the audio version. This book works amazingly well in audio form, especially since the narrator has an amazing range of accents for each of the characters...though they eventually all convert to "American" accents about a few chapters in. Really interesting concepts in this book, looking at the teenage desperation for beauty, love, and fame and how far teens would go to achieve them. I'm quite taken with every single one of the children, and even the "evil" Madame Vileroy. Hoping to finish listening to this by the end of the week and get a review up soon =)
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5 comments:

Jami said...

Ooh I've been wanting to read this one since I saw the cover. Can't wait to read your review on it. :)

Tiina said...

I've heard about this book. Very interesting teaser!
Mine is here, if you want to take a look: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday-2612010-library-at-night.html

Greetings,
Tiina

BrittLit said...

I love it when the reader does great accents... you should try a Great and Terrible Beauty the reader is excellent.

Emma Michaels said...

Great teaser, I want to read this book so badly! I subscribed! Here is my teaser if you are interested: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday_26.html

Chutzpah said...

What a great quote. I hadn't heard of that book...thanks!