22 March 2011

Today's Read: Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West

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.

When the sadness erupted over his happy life, the abyss opened beneath him and he fell. In this headlong plunge he instinctively reached out and grabbed hold of something, he didn't know who or what. He hung there, trying to catch his breath, trying to restore his heartbeat, dangling over the darkness.

. . . At present, he was hanging on, but he knew he had to identify what it was he clung to, and he knew he had to find some reason to continue to hang on or he would give in to it, let go, and fall into the great dark void and be lost. (p. 5)
—From Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West (Algonquin Books, 2011)


Playing Librarian 3/22/11, 6:13 AM  

Gotta love your teaser! Have fun!

Jules 3/22/11, 6:17 AM  

Interesting teaser! :)

Vanessa 3/22/11, 6:24 AM  

There's some interesting subtext going on there. Nice teaser!

Here's my teaser from On Writing by Stephen King.

Julie P. 3/22/11, 6:45 AM  

Good one. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on this book.

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) 3/22/11, 7:40 AM  

I'm new to this book but I LOVE your teaser! I'm off to learn more about it!

Sandy Nawrot 3/22/11, 7:49 AM  

That teaser does it's job, and I LOVE that cover.

Aisle B 3/22/11, 7:57 AM  

This makes me want to read Blind Ponies now. The passage you chose was perfect.

Yvonne 3/22/11, 8:14 AM  

What a teaser! Sure makes me want to read more. My TT is here

Novroz 3/22/11, 8:41 AM  

Great teaser. The title of the book is kinda cute too

bermudaonion 3/22/11, 8:59 AM  

I'm wondering what he's hanging on to!

caite 3/22/11, 9:23 AM  

love that cover...and wondering what that title means.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 3/22/11, 9:41 AM  

What an amazing description of this character's physical reaction to a "great sadness" - it really paints a picture.
I can see him hanging over a bottomless pit!

Laurel-Rain Snow 3/22/11, 9:52 AM  

Wow, that is the best description of the abysmal sadness, with all of its depths, that I've read in a long while...thanks for sharing.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Unknown 3/22/11, 10:06 AM  

Interesting Teaser!

Zibilee 3/22/11, 10:16 AM  

What and evocative teaser! Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous,  3/22/11, 10:21 AM  

Hum. I'm still trying to figure out what the book is about!

Martha@Hey, I want to read that 3/22/11, 10:23 AM  

Great tease, I've heard some very good things about this book. I look forward to your review.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr 3/22/11, 10:28 AM  

Whoa - That is intense. Thank you for the tease!

And for visiting mine from a contemporary food romance, Beauty and the Feast.

I'm also running a contest through Thursday for Masquerade, a blue bloods novel by Melissa de la Cruz.

Happy Tuesday! Miranda

Kit Aerie-el 3/22/11, 10:46 AM  

Too good a teaser to ignore this book. I've added it to my 'must read' list.

Belinda 3/22/11, 12:07 PM  

This sounds really good! You can find mine at The Bookish Snob Happy Reading!

Beth Hoffman 3/22/11, 12:17 PM  

What a terrific teaser!

Julie 3/22/11, 1:03 PM  

I read and reviewed this, and, despite some of the overblown prose, I was totally drawn in to it! Thanks for sharing your teaser!

Marla 3/22/11, 1:04 PM  

Very nice teaser!

Thanks for stopping by Starting the Next Chapter this morning. I agree. Marianne should definitely listen to Elinor. :)

Calico Crazy 3/22/11, 1:10 PM  

I love your teaser, I'm very curious about this book now. Thanks for stopping by Calico Contemplations.

Me My Shelf And I 3/22/11, 1:19 PM  

Interesting teaser! Here's mine


kayerj 3/22/11, 1:40 PM  

metaphorical or physical? deep teaser. thanks for stopping by.

Unknown 3/22/11, 2:09 PM  

That's so beautifully written!

Elysium 3/22/11, 6:29 PM  

Great teaser! Now I want to know more.

Shelley Munro 3/22/11, 7:54 PM  

Very interesting teaser. It makes you wonder what caused the sadness. Thanks for visiting my teaser.

jlshall 3/22/11, 11:32 PM  

Excellent teaser. I've been interested in this one - keep seeing it mentioned everywhere. Hope you enjoy it.

Jan 3/22/11, 11:55 PM  

Awesome teaser! This one really caught my attention. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today and leaving a comment on my TT.

Ellie Garratt 3/23/11, 6:22 AM  

Loved the books cover. Great teaser!

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