Teaser Tuesday (March 04)

My teaser: “By midsummer of 1940 there were one hundred and nine tattoos on Grace’s form, from the soles of her feet to the base of her neck, so that she looked like a most extraordinary tree of eyes. And in retrospect, when Cy would try to relive his journey across her body and remember the revolution of its archaic landscape under his unyielding bevelled brush, perhaps those were the times he was making love to her after all. From page 282 (Faber and Faber 2004) of The Electric Michaelangelo.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (March 04)

  1. I’m trying to figure out how one would be able to separate one tattoo from another with that many of them… The woman would be one walking, talking tattoo. Or a canvas…
    What do you think of the book?

    • Canvas, indeed! She’s actually a circus performer, so you see that’s why 🙂
      It’s a lovely book, it has it’s flaws (mainly that descriptions are long and the action happens within a span of few pages) but I liked it because the descriptions were about the art of tattooing, the emotions around it, and of seaside towns. Good read!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your tease is great. How can I resist the book now. I’m wondering, “Why the tattoos, and why eyes?” Hmm…

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