20 September 2011

Today's Read: Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 "teaser" sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

In the middle of the workday at the small firm where he'd worked with Wilson for the last nineteen years, Lamb took his father's ball cap from the empty chair by his office door and left. He drove through the city, through the warm and thickening haze, returning to the same dim parking lot where he had seen the girl twenty-four hours before. He set himself at the bus stop and was not surprised when he saw her coming down the gummy sidewalk minutes later, in long sleeves and pants despite the heat. Somehow—how?—he'd known she would come. He always knew everything. Nothing in the world ever surprised him anymore, ever. Imagine that. Feeling that. (p. 22)
—From Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam (Other Press, 2011 [from uncorrected proof, may differ from published edition])

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MichelleKCanada 9/20/11, 7:41 AM  

I love your blog header. What a wonderful picture. Nice teaser as well.

Here is mine if you wish to visit.

Sagacity Quest 9/20/11, 7:41 AM  

Wow! Interesting teaser!
My TT:

Marg 9/20/11, 7:56 AM  

I can't imagine never being surprised. Would seem like a kind of stilted life.

Thanks for visiting my teaser.

Beth Kephart 9/20/11, 8:33 AM  

I just downloaded this last week — interested to find out what you think of the whole.

Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post 9/20/11, 8:36 AM  

Great teaser definitely raises interest in the book!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 9/20/11, 9:06 AM  

Oh, fabulous teaser! This one sounds like a must read. Quietly grabbing the reader with language that hints at so much more.

Here's MY TT POST and

Barbara 9/20/11, 9:09 AM  

That teaser really does get your mind working, but I agree with Marg that a life led without ever being surprised sounds terrible. One thing I love about my husband is that he's always surprising me in his reaction to something, or something he says, or something he suggests we do. Life is never dull with him.

Kah Woei 9/20/11, 11:04 AM  

I imagine that's kind of depressing & boring ... to never be surprised.

Alice Audrey 9/20/11, 11:14 AM  

I get the feeling either the narrator or the girl is a scary character, but I can't decide which.

Tribute Books Mama 9/20/11, 11:14 AM  

Nice teaser, would want to read more.

here's mine:


Lisa 9/20/11, 12:11 PM  

Very interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by today!

Beth Hoffman 9/20/11, 1:25 PM  

Wonderful teaser!!!

Darlene 9/20/11, 1:54 PM  

Great teaser. I've been thinking of reading this one. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

Tiina 9/20/11, 2:34 PM  

Nice teaser, especially the two last rows. :) Made me curious of how he ended up thinking that way.

My teaser is here http://tinyurl.com/63nt5ru,
if you want to take a look.

bermudaonion 9/20/11, 2:34 PM  

That should be a good one!

jlshall 9/20/11, 4:23 PM  

What an intriguing teaser! Sounds like a bit of stalking going on?

Amie@Mom Reads My Books! 9/21/11, 12:32 AM  

Interesting teaser! I like the teasers that keep you guessing!

You can read my teaser here: Mom Reads My Books!


Connor Keating 9/21/11, 9:27 AM  

The book seems to be nice and very readable. Luckily we have the internet nowadays and it really is the place to find all the books you can and want to read so I'll start searching for it right away.

Margot 9/21/11, 2:42 PM  

I like the sound of this one. It has a nice cadence to it. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Jwade 9/21/11, 3:36 PM  

Great Blog, very informative! Yes, I hope this book will be a good one. Just hope I can find the time to read it.

softdrink 9/21/11, 5:14 PM  

Everytime I see this title I think someone is reading the Christopher Moore LAMB, which is a very different book!

Heather 9/21/11, 11:33 PM  

An interesting and intriguing teaser. Thanks for visiting me Thursday!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 9/23/11, 1:19 PM  

Some days I feel I have *too many* surprises, but I can't imagine a life with *no* surprises in it!

I'm looking forward to reading LAMB - thanks for the teaser.

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