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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The New Death

Teaser Tuesday 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 a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much. 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 teaser!
I started reading another ebook that's only online, so when it look like I'm just staring at my computer, stalking people on Facebook, I'm actually reading a book.

The New Death and others is an interesting collection of short stories and poems, some satirical and other straight from James Hutchings' imagination. I'm about half-way through it and so far, it's pretty interesting! Some of the stories seem too short, leaving me wanting more, which is probably a good thing. And luckily, several of the characters reappear in other vignettes. I've never been a big fan of poetry (other than Shel Silverstein) but I gotta say, there are some rather good ones in here, especially one about how Love's phone calls are now being answered by Commerce, who suggests that would-be romantics need more beauty products or a fancier car to find true love. And then there's the short story that details how goddess of Fame talked with the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse, named Lawyers, and created reality television. The teaser I chose is from a short story about a thoroughly modern love affair.


Also, I'll be interviewing the author, James Hutchings, on his writing process. Just trying to help out my fellow NaNo-ers in their continuing efforts for manuscript perfection. (And he'll be offering one reader his online ebook for free so be sure to check back!)


Here's the Teaser:

" Finally Simon's friend showed him his new phone.
"They have an app for everything. There's probably one for love," the friend said.  
Simon did some investigation, and found that there was indeed an app for love. It was called iYearn. He bought the phone, and downloaded the app. "
- pg 64, "When Love Calls" excerpted from The New Death and others by James Hutchings.

What are you reading? 

8 comments:

sinn said...

Lmao! One word: AWESOME!! I laughed so hard when I read your teaser! Great choice this week!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ^_~

sinn @ sinnful books

lsl_scrapper said...

I'm not usually a fan of short stories or poems, but this one could be interesting.
Thanks for stopping by!

LibrarySnake said...

LOL, nice one :)

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesdays_15.html

Carina Olsen said...

*Snickers* That sounds like an interesting book ;)
Thank you for commenting on my teaser. <3
Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Heh, that sounds like a cool book! Thanks for stopping by!

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! Great teaser.

i'm erin. said...

Awesome teaser. I needed a laugh today.

wcs53 said...

Funny teaser. Love the cover picture. Sounds like a good read.

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