The rules are easy:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
- Be careful not to include SPOILERS
- Share the title & author, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they want
So, this week I'm using Her Privates We by Frederic Manning which I'm reading for my "series" on First World War Literature. I haven't gotten very far in it yet but I have until Friday so I am very positive about my chances of finishing it, especially since I've got a 2 hour train journey on Thursday! So, onto the teaser!
'That is a rather special case, but I have seen a man risking himself for another more than once: I don't say that they would all do it. It seems to be a spontaneous and irreflective action, like the kind of start forward you make instincitvely when you see a child playing in a street turn and run suddenly almost under a car.' p. 80So far all the First World War literature I have read has emphasized both the incredibly humanity of the soldiers and their descent into complete banality, so I really liked this metaphor of something completely common describing something so completely uncommon to most people.
So, what are you teasing with?