Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Great Leader by Jim Harrison

They quickly loaded her small tacklebox, two spinning rods, and the picnic hamper. She was so effervescent that it verged on playacting and he cautioned himself in his haze against looking for something wrong rather than right.

-- The Great Leader by Jim Harrison.  This is a good example of Harrison's prose, because it touches on his favorite themes -- fishing, eating, and sex -- and uses words that are out of the ordinary enough to catch your attention (effervescent and playacting) without being pretentious. 

I'm a big Jim Harrison fan and always enjoy his novels, novellas, essays, and memoirs.  His latest books, The Farmer's Daughter (reviewed here) and The English Major (reviewed here) didn't light me up the way his earlier books did.  I don't know if it is because I'm getting older or Harrison is.  But I still enjoy reading whatever he writes.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 


fredamans said...

Great teaser, but I have to wonder why he is focusing on the negatives?!

Alice Audrey said...

I'm enough of a cynic to say he should watch out for the something wrong.

Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

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