Monday, November 5, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!


I'm currently reading The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling.  I'm enjoying the novel so far, but do have some reservations about it - but I'm holding judgment until I finish.  I do love her writing style, the ebb and flow of her words smoothly carry you away and immerse you in the story, and it's feels very comfortable and familiar, until something like this weeks' Tease happens and sharply reminds you that this ain't no Harry Potter.  Nonetheless, it's fascinating reading so far.

The Tease:
 "Sharp, hot pain and the blood came at once; when she had cut herself right up to her elbow she pressed the wad of tissues onto the long wound, making sure nothing leaked onto her nightshirt or the carpet.  After a minute or two, she cut again, horizontally, across the first incision, making a ladder, pausing to press and to mop as she went.  The blade drew the pain away from her screaming thoughts and transmuted it into animal burning of nerves and skin: relief and release in every cut."
 -The Casual Vacancy, by J K Rowling

What's your Tease?


  1. Very intense teaser.

  2. What vivid description -- and chilling too. I've been wondering about this book.
    My Teaser is from SLIGHTLY CRACKED.