Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teaser Tuesday Four

After another hiatus (I started my new teaching job!) we return.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly blog hop I got from The Bathroom Monologues by the fabulously talented John Wiswell.

For this week we continue with William Burrough's "Naked Lunch".

"Just as a bull fighter with his skill and knowledge extricates himself from danger he has himself invoked, so in this operation the surgeon deliberately endangers his patient, and then, with incredible speed and celerity, rescues him from death at the last possible split-second...Did any of you ever see Dr. Tettrazzini perform?"

I've been enjoying this book so far. His language is a little repetitive at times, but otherwise quite enjoyable. It may be the best thing I've seen come out of the American Beat movement besides "Howl". The passages that led to its being banned are still on the shocking side, though.

Everyone is welcome to Teaser Tuesday. The rules are as simple as:

• Grab your current book
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Avoid spoilers! Don't give too much away or you'll ruin it for the very people you're suggesting it to.
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

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