Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (25)

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 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
Be careful not to include spoilers!
- Share the title and author, too.

The Almond Picker
by Simonetta Agnello Hornby

Massimo was standing, his hands clutching the back of a chair as if he were trying to break it. In a loud voice, as if he needed everyone in the building to hear, he said, "All she ever wanted to do was mortify us. This document is dripping with poison."

It's interesting, because this book has been translated from Italian. I'm only a few chapters in, and I can't wait to get deeper into the book. I sense some scandal coming along... exciting!


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooooooooo fab teaser. I'm wondering where the poison came from.

Here is my TT :)

Melissa said...

That is SO perfectly descriptive! Great teaser! :)

Christina T said...

I love that teaser! It makes me want to know more about the story. I haven't read very many translated works (aside from classics). I hope you enjoy it! What a beautiful cover too.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your book. Mine's from How to Crash a Killer Bash by Penny Warner.

Justine said...

Ooh. Interesting. I've always liked the name Massimo. Hehe.

Aths said...

That's intriguing! Nice name too for the character.

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

That last sentence is definitely a teaser, ;)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Yikes!! I'm scared :) Very interesting teaer!

Darlyn said...

Emidy, I really like your choices of books and I am so jealous!

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Juju - I like it too! Actually, I think it's "metaphorical poison" on the letter, but who knows?

Melissa - Thanks! I loved this excerpt.

Chritina - I haven't read any translated book before, I don't think. And I love the cover too! It's a painting by Van Gohgh.

pussreboots - Thanks! I'll check out your teaser.

Justine - Oh yes, it's very Italian.

Aths - It is, I agree!

Lea - Indeed! Haha, it's a good one.

Carrie - I know, I wouldn't want to be near that character!

Darlyn - Aw, thank you!

GMR said...

Ooh...sounds like SOMEONE is mad...and someone else is in TROUBLE! Great teaser! ^_^

Kirthi said...

Wow, I love Italian names, so flowery. Massimo reminds me of Dottore Massimo from The Thief Lord. Haha.
The poison sounds interesting, the teaser is so TEASING!!!!!!!

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

GMR - Yes! So, so dramatic. Haha!

Kirthi - It's such a teasing teaser, I agree! I haven't read The Thief Lord, but I've heard lots about it.