Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesdays - 'Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls' by Lucy Corin

This is one of the most beautiful days, weather wise, we've had here in the last two weeks. It's so warm and I think I might actually have a sunburn as well. Tuesday is a great day to introduce one of your reads to other bloggers through some amazing days. Tuesday Intros is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea and Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. This week I'm using a novel I was just accepted for review for called Everyday Psychokillers; a History for Girls by Lucy Corin.
In Everyday Psychokillers violence is the subject of everyday life: a disturbing extravaganza in which all those around the narrator seem to become participants, willingly or not. And at its center are the interchangeable young girls, mostly thrilled to know themselves the object of so much desire and terror.
Intros:
'In the life of every girl I know, at one time or another, in school, in a museum, she's shown a replica of the Venus de Milo. For some girls, Venus is a translucent projection, for some plaster doll. The girl stands near the statue with her best friend, and somebody is explaining how Venus is so beautiful, and how, to this very day, she's the most beautiful woman in myth and history combined, that she is beauty and love. Then the grown-ups wander away and the girls look together.' p.1
I like this beginning. The style is very easy yet quite evocative. I'm really interested in how this story is going to develop.

Teasers:
'Life passes through air, through bodies that are somehow incidental and sacred at once. If you took the museum at its word, you'd never know.' p.25
I love the first line, because it's so true and at the same time sounds like the kind of deep metaphorical crap you see printed on a flower field background!

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'We talked about songs on the radio and a couple other things, a couple of the horses, and a dog that had been hanging around.' p.50
This actually sounds like a very normal and realistic conversation. I wanted to include the next line as well but it felt like a bit of a spoiler so I decided to leave it.

I think this will be a really interesting novel to read. What book are you teasing and introducing?


22 comments:

  1. Mine's a debut w giveaway
    I'll look fwd to hearing the outcome of your reading this week!
    ps- I got the AC audio after all from a 'legit country' participant - thx for getting back to me =)

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  2. I like the intro and teaser, but after reading the description, I think this book might be a wee bit to intense for me. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. I'm loving the recent weather too (although yesterday was a little too warm where I live).

    I really like the intro too. I would keep reading. I can't say I've heard of the book before. Thanks for the introduction to it!

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  4. The title turned me off but I liked the opener and the teaser sentence. Hope you are enjoying it.

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  5. I would go on reading. The opening sounds good to me...

    Here is my POST.

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  6. Now you have piqued my curiosity! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. That's a compelling opening. I'd read more to find out if the girls talked about the statue and what they said. I'm also wondering about the significance of Venus in the story. Sounds like a good read.
    My Teaser is from LEAN ON ME.

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  8. The intro and teaser are interesting but the title and cover look like something I would usually ignore. Happy reading.

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  9. Probably not something I'd read, but I had to laugh at your description of it as "metaphysical crap"!

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  10. A very interesting intro and teaser... I'd be interested on seeing how it develops.

    Thanks for visiting my teaser earlier http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/teaser-tuesday-june-10/

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  11. I'm not sure about this one….it seems random! The blurb, intro and teaser don't seem to go together. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-three-sarah-lotz/

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  12. Great teaser and you are right, I don't believe we often ponder on the weightiness of the fact that, "Life passes through air." Thanks for sharing and for the pondering :)

    Here's my TT:
    Teaser Tuesday: {The Help}

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  13. interesting tease! thanks for sharing!

    Trish - My Teaser

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  14. I really like the beginning.

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  15. Interesting teaser! Sounds like a fascinating book.

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  16. What a totally cool book this is. Great teaser.

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  17. Very nice teasers! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I have a hard time reading about violence, but the writing style sounds great. Here's Mine

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  19. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! Happy reading!

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  20. It seems like an important subject. I would like to know how the story will develop too.

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  21. That sounds interesting but I don't know if I'd read it. Sounds a bit intense. But I'd like to know what you thought of it :)

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  22. Sounds like an interesting read! Nice tease!

    Thanx for visiting my TT

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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