Q: Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read.
See, the thing is, I just finished reading 'The Fountainhead' which is a beautiful book, full of amazing scenes, and there is no way I can pick one scene. To be honest, I am still not even in a state to review it because there are so many thoughts swirling around in my head concerning the book that a review would just be a mess of words. It's a seriously good book though! So I will have to go for a book I recently started. The scenes at the beginning are already hilarious so I decided to use those in order not to give too much of the plot away. This is from 'For Whom The Curtain Calls' by Ian O'Regan, which I am enjoying majorly! It's a mix between mystery and hilarity!
'But on that evening, the scale's brutal, unwavering honesty pushed Denton too far. Denton grabbed the offensive contraption off the floor, held it over the tun, and threatened his heartless foe with a very thorough soaking if it didn't shape up. The threat proved disastrous in a number of ways.' p.10
Denton's night started out perfect, continued with a fight with his scale and ended in him losing his newly-bought engagement ring. I laughed out loud during most of those pages, so you know that when the review for this one comes up it'll probably be good!
'Willard Webster briefly entertained the idea of trying to raise his broken body off the ground - just a little. But his body wanted nothing to do with his plan, so he dismissed the thought and returned to his oddly satisfying new routine of lying in a crumpled heap, blinking repeatedly, and wondering why he wasn't in far more severe pain.'
Well, that's quite a beginning, isn't it. I like names that alliterate, so that was a plus. And then the description of poor Willard being satisfied about the lack of pain just made me laugh, despite the fact the man is clearly not in an ok-to-laugh-at state!
'Denton gave Henry a very serious and committed nod of his head. Then he ran into the Ford's Diner restroom and threw up.'
I think it would be good for me to learn how to nod both seriously and committedly, it might make me more trustworthy to some people! Also, never fo to a Ford's Diner, Denton might have been sick there!
So, how about you? What are your choices for this week? Leave your answer or link to it in a comment!