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12 October 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers: 

'Quiet' places were often the worst, because there was always someone likely to be passing within earshot. And as soon as you looked like you were trying to sneak off for a secret talk, the whole place seemed to sense it within minutes, and you'd have no chance.
Page 22 of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


Serious Pop said...

"Brother and sister
in a bed lying,
brief love, bitter,
blent with loathing!
Answer, earth-dweller -
in thy arms who lies,
chill, enchanted,
changed, elfshapen?"

(J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legend of Sigurd and Gúdrun)

By the way, I read Never Let Me Go a couple of years ago. One of my favourites! Have you read any other books by Ishiguro? I've read When We Were Orphans too, but in my opinion that wasn't as good as NLMG.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this one!

Are you enjoying it so far?

obsidiantears83 said...

Oh, I am loving it Dutchie!! I keep getting stuck into it, and have to put it down to go back to work. I've only read like 70 pages, because I have to keep skipping lunch. I want to really give it a go, but Rosie lent me a big bag of books, so I am reading them at home and Never Let Me Go everywhere else :)

Are you borrowing or buying? If I finish it in time, I am willing to lend it to you, Maria or Ren :)

obsidiantears83 said...

Hi Serious Pop,
It is lovely to meet you! I noticed yesterday I had a new follower *grins*

I had a couple of recommendations for Ishiguro when I was asking what I should read for the Global Challenge I was doing. I joined a new bookclub where we take turns suggesting books to read, and Never Let Me Go was on my list of three I wanted to read. I am liking it so far so I will probably will read some of his other novels too.

I have The Legend of Sigurd and Gúdrun on my TBR pile, but I haven't looked at it yet. I am facinated by myth and legend, so I am interested in reading his adaptation of the Volsunga Saga. I studied Anglo Saxon at uni and was facinated with the german languages, culture and tales. Do you recommend it?

Serious Pop said...

Oh, you have studied Anglo Saxon, that's fascinating. I'm just a general reader, but yeah, I'm liking it so far - and it's by Tolkien. :) But I'm definitely recommending it for you.

By the way, thank you for being a second follower of my blog. :D

obsidiantears83 said...

LOL There is no such thing as "just" a general reader! I'm moving the Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun up my TBR pile then :) Thankyou for the rec!

And your welcome :)

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