Teaser Tuesday January 13

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser comes from A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving:

"The worst part about being buried in a pile up to your chin was that the lumber yard dog, the Eastman's slobbering boxer, a mindless beast with halitosis vile enough to give you visions of corpses uprooted from their graves. This dog with the mouth of death was then summoned to lick your face, and with the sawdust packed all around you, as arm less as Watahantowet's totem, you were powerless to fend the dog off."


  1. I think I like this dog!

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/teaser-tuesday-the-enigma/

  2. I read this book quite a few years ago and remember enjoying it. It's on my bookshelf, waiting for me to read it again. LOVE John Irving's writing.
    My Tuesday post features A LOVE BEYOND.

  3. Hi Heidi,

    Thank you for stopping by Fiction Books earlier today. I love 'meeting' new people, so your visits will always be welcome and your comments always appreciated.

    I have never read any of John Irving's work, but I am sure that I have one of his books on the shelf in the charity shop where I volunteer. I shall have to check out which one it is tomorrow and perhaps buy it to read!

    I am not a great animal person and the thought of any animal that has been licking itself, then coming anywhere near me, would make me feel ill! I am also left wondering just why he is buried up to his chin in sawdust!

    You certainly chose your teaser lines for maximum impact :)

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week.


  4. Oh that sounds horrific! And disgusting! But awesome all the same. Great teaser :)

  5. This is one of my daughter's favorite book.

  6. I like that title. And I'm trying to discern if the person buried is adolescent or an adult. Either way, they are in a pickle:)

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/13/teaser-tuesdays-95-growl/

  7. Hi Heidi, thanks for stopping by my blog :) I enjoyed your teaser - what vivid imagery! I've never read a John Irving book, but he seems to have a good, distinctive writing style.

  8. The dog sounds quite horrid! LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Teaser!


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