20 April 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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

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

My teaser is from the book Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (translated from the Dutch by Anne Born):

Outside, the blue hour has arrived. Everything draws closer; the shed, the edge of the wood, the lake beyond the trees, it is as if the tinted air binds the world together and there is nothing disconnected out there. p. 91

This is a beautiful book by Norwegian author Per Petterson (in his former life, he was a librarian!). And stealing horses is not what we think here in the US of A - rather it means to go ride some "borrowed" horses and then, of course, take them back to their home. While many may find this a melancholy book, I find it has a sweet sadness to it that is comforting. I hope to finish the book tonight, so look for a review soon. BTW, thanks to The Black Sheep who is hosting a Scandinavian Reading Challenge - otherwise I would never have found this book. I look forward to reading others by this author. If you would like to participate in the challenge, just visit her blog and sign up. It is only six books by the end of the year and if they are all as good as this one - it will be a snap!


Whitney said...

What beautifully written sentences. Out Stealing Horses looks like a fascinating read.

Alice Audrey said...

It seems to be one of those rich, textured books. They handle melancholy well.

Bobbie said...

This looks like an awesome book. I have included it on my TBR list:) Thanks for sharing!

Missy B. said...

I've never read this, but have seen it around and have thought about giving it a try. Good teaser!

Writing Without Periods! said...

Just found you. Now I'm a fan. I love to read.

Simply Luxurious said...

Oh, what a great theme and idea. So glad to have found you (through SITS). This books looks to be a lovely read.