Monday, March 16, 2009

ON BOOKS ~ Suite Francaise...

MizB asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • Share the title of the book the teaser comes from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

From pg. 92 of SUITE FRANCAISE by Irene Nemirovsky (fiction)...

"And the humanity of his words, his gesture, everything proved they were not dealing with some bloodthirsty monster but with a simple soldier like any other, and suddenly the ice was broken between the town and the enemy, between the country folk and the invader.

'He doesn't seem so bad,' the women whispered."

Hmmm - being only about a quarter of the way through I have a feeling that some of those women might change their tune about the Nazis. I'm assuming that this Teaser serves the purpose of foreshadowing and how humanizing the enemy makes the business of war that much more dangerous and disturbing.

11 comments:

Erika Lynn said...

that teaser is really beautiful writing.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Her writing is wonderful, isn't it? I chuckle at the teaser...its perfect!

Tonya said...

I agree, I had to read it twice to understand it because I got lost in the poetry of of it. Here's mine:
http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/2009/03/teaser-duma-key.html

Jo-Jo said...

I haven't read this book but I sure like that teaser. I will be looking forward to your final thoughts of it. My teaser is here.

Alice Audrey said...

Does a recipe book count?

gautami tripathy said...

This is on my TBR list for 2009!

Mine is up here!

fleurfisher said...

This is on my TBR and your teaser has definitely moved it forward in the queue. Thank you!

Karen H. said...

I love the metaphor of the divide. Wonderful!

Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries said...

That is a great quote. I really like the writing as well. I want to know what happens next as it seems to be a war book but there seems to be a turn of events in this quote. Is it because there is young love blossoming?

Marg said...

This is such a powerful book! Great teaser.


Mine is here

boliyou said...

When you're done, you'll have to let us know what you think. This wasn't my favorite book.