Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Turn of the Screw


 For Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, I chose 'The Turn in the Screw' by Henry James. 
• 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I reviewed Henry James' 'What Maisie Knew' yesterday and decided to get started on another one of his books: 'The Turn of the Screw'. I have refused to look up any kind of synopsis or summary because I want to be completely open and surprised. Here is a teaser:
  • 'At that moment, in the state of my nerves, I absolutely believed she lied; and if I once more closed my eyes it was before the dazzle of the three or four possible ways in which I might take this up.'

    Ooh, I want to know who 'she' is and why she would want to lie. And I usually have trouble finding one way to deal with something, so I would not complain if I found myself with four!
  • 'Instead of succumbing I sprang again to my feet, looked at her bed, and took a helpless middle way.'

    I am assuming the 'she' from the teaser above is still involved. I am also assuming she just offered out protagonist some entertainment involving her bed. Also, looking at the first teaser, why would she first lie and then offer herself to him. I can almost understand why he is taking the middle way.
So, I am actually really looking forward to this book. I think it looks pretty entertaining from the teasers! Also, the cover makes it look a bit like a ghost story. So, what are you teasing us with today? Leave a link so I can come and visit!




25 comments:

  1. To keep from spoiling your surprise, I'm just going to say, this book is great! Hope you have fun reading it!!

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  2. For some reason, this was on the Scholastic Books order form when I was in elementary or middle school. I remember getting it and being totally mystified by what was going on. I'm sure it will be much clearer to you than it was to an 11-year-old voracious reader. Here's Mine

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  3. I have not read this title either - sounds very intriguing - enjoy!

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  4. Great Tease! Thanks for the follow, right back at ya!
    My Tease!
    Happy Tuesday!

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  5. I haven't ever read any of Henry James' books. I guess that is a gap in my reading history. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. I love to go into books with no expectations...I usually really enjoy books a lot more that way. I'm definitely intrigued by this one!

    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my teaser from Pushing the Limits. Happy Tuesday! :D

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  7. talk about confusing. man, this one may not make my reading list. i must read a few reviews for sure.
    http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

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  8. interesting teaser. Thanks for the follow! Happy tuesday!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  9. This sound interesting, hope you enjoy it! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  10. The Turn of the Screw may be the only James book I actually enjoyed.

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  11. Awesome teasers and I really like how you tried to explain them. Sounds like an interesting book. =] Followed you back. =] Thanks for sharing and Visiting my TT. =] -Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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  12. Good teasers, sounds interesting.

    http://theplotthickensbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/teaser-tuesday.html

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  13. Great book! It's one of my favorites. There's a new book out now that's inspired by it, of course I can't remember the name of it right off hand! I love this "teaser" idea! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm your new follower. I love your blog!
    Deborah/TheBookishDame

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  14. um sounds very interesting, wonder why she would lie?

    Great teaser, Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. This is another of the many books I read years ago and have almost totally forgotten. I hope you find it interesting. I must be on a "dark" kick this week. My teasers are from Dark Companion by Marta Acosta and Darkness All Around by Doug Magee. Happy reading!

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  16. Very intriguing teasers!
    Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  17. I have yet to read a Henry James book, but I may just start with this one! Great teasers!!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice, new follower here too!!

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  18. Hi Juli! I've read The Turn of the Screw a couple times and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks for visiting today!

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  19. Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

    I didn't enjoy The Turn of the Screw but I am hoping you would.

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  20. Interesting teasers! I hope you're enjoying the book. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I love this book! It's really creepy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  22. Thanks for coming by my blog! Hope you enjoy the book!

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