- Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!
I told myself, as I watched the beating, that it was all too fast, that I was just dazed, and there was no time to react. What we call cowardice is often just another name for being taken by surprise, and courage is seldom any better than simply being well prepared.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Chapter 3
This is a big book and it will take me awhile to finish. This isn’t the last time you’ll see it on a Tuesday 🙂
19 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – Shantaram”
What is this book about? I like the cover. Yes, I do judge some books by their cover 🙂
An Australian prison escapee makes his new life in India. It is a novel based on the author’s life. I’m only a few hundred pages in, but if you have an interest in India (or even if you liked Slumdog Millionaire) this is a beautiful novel. It weighs in at 933 pages 🙂
Your teaser tells me the book is thought provoking – all this what is courage and cowardice. It would take me a while to finish too. Looking forward to more.
Absolutely. I am taking my time. Of course, I always have at least two books going at the same time 🙂
Wonderful teaser. No idea what it’s about but makes me want to read it.
Then my job is done 🙂
That’s an excellent teaser – it definitely makes me intersted in the book.
My teaser is here.
Great insight into human nature in that short passage!
The book is thoughtful and exciting. Not always an easy combination.
933 pgs! Whoa, that’s a real time consumer. hope it’s fantastic. Sounds interesting anyway. My initial link was faulty so try
I have no idea how long it will take me to finish, but it is really good.
Looks like a good book, I tend to judge a book by it’s cover sometimes. Great teaser! Have a great day!!
The cover is beautiful.
Those were two very thoughtful statements. I look forward to more teasers from this book. Enjoy your reading!
Great teaser and I like the cover – time to do some research!
Wow! 933 pages?!
I love big books actually, the thicker the better, but only when I’ve got the time to immerse myself in them!
Hope you enjoy the book!
The bigger the better 😉
Interesting teaser! Very thought-provoking… Somehow I am thinking you might find yourself staying up a little more to get a couple more pages in (and then a little more to finish the book entirely)! 🙂
I always slow read the first half of a book this size. And then find myself picking up the pace around the halfway mark. If I starting devouring it now I wouldn’t sleep or shower for days!
I love stories set in India! 933 pages would make a good summer read…looking forward to forthcoming teasers.
Really good teaser!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I read Shantaram with my book club a couple of summers ago, and I loved it! His writing throughout this whole book is very thought provoking and just beautiful! Did you know that Johnny Depp bought the movie rights for this novel? Haven’t heard much about that recently though.
I had heard that about Johnny Depp, but not details.
Great teaser, definitely has me intrigued.
Karen patted the mare’s neck. “Estrela, you’re not a trickle of wasted intentions. You’re a gentle rain.” Karen looked over at me. “And so are you.” She kissed me with those sweet words.
Chapter 19 of Deborah Smith’s ‘A Gentle Rain’
I am really enjoying this book.
What a great teaser – interesting take on courage!
Here’s my Teaser! ~ Wendi
hmmm…not heard of this book and not sure what it is about but a pretty profound thought in that little passage!
I haven’t heard of this book before either, but this is definitely a thought-provoking teaser!