Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: L'Affaire



"Thinking of D. H. Lawrence gave her courage, for people were always having impulsive sexual encounters in Lawrence.  It was easier to think of doing so outside London, though she had done some fairly crazy things there, too, though never with an absolute stranger and mostly when she was a teenager and sort of miserable."

-- L'Affaire by Diane Johnson

That is such a perfect Diane Johnson passage -- a mix of titillation and erudition, with a little wry commentary ("sort of miserable") on the imagined turmoils of well-to-do women thrown in.


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8 comments :

jlshall said...

Sounds like a fun book. And I'd much rather read Diane Johnson than D.H. Lawrence. He's no fun at all! Great teaser!

Rose City Reader said...

I want to read more of her books. I read the other two French ones, but I see she has a long list. I'm going to keep my eye out.

Laura Toepfer said...

OK, those are just some mighty fine sentences. Thanks for posting that; I've never read her books, but I like that writing. I'll have to check her out.

My teaser is here.

Alayne said...

Great teaser, I'm going to look this book up. I have two this week at The Crowded Leaf.

Kristen said...

I read Le Divorce long ago and never did read the others when they started coming out.

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting teaser! I hope you enjoy the book. My teaser is here.

Sarah said...

Great teaser - think I'll have to check this one out :o)

Tea said...

Fun teaser, I haven't read Diane Johnson. For some reason, I mix her up with a Katie Fforde.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2010/04/tuesday-teaser-by-shouldbereadingwordpr.html

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