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!
I am going to share two teasers again this week, just because I can.
The first comes from a book called A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson. I really wish I could remember where I first heard about this book. I know I left a comment on somebody's blog post about it, but I can't find it now! Nicholas Drayson is a British author who now calls Australia home, but spent some time in Kenya which is where this book is set. There is a similar feel to the book to those of Alexander McCall Smith, but I would say that the humour in this book has a bit more earthiness and bite. This teaser comes from page 72:
It had taken Benjamin no more than six minutes to realise that the only hadadas that Mr Malik was counting existed within his own head (the fact that this was accompanied by a strange tendency to fart whenever he thought he heard one was probably, thought Benjamin, of only minor concern). But anyone with that many large brown birds aroost in his cranium and that much gas in his bottom was clearly not a well person.
She stayed there feeling awful and monstrous, berating herself and wondering what everyone would think of her cruelty. The answer was nothing at all, because no one except Valentina would have any clue what Elspeth had done.