Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day and Teaser Tuesday

A Geography of Secrets by Frederick Reuss

Opening sentence:

Driving into work one day, I found myself in a different city.


I felt a pang of shame for the seedy atmosphere that had overtaken the room. . . . It was also Nicole, distraughtly puffing away at her cigarettes, the disorder of the apartment, the dreary winter weather, the shabbiness of lives foreshortened by cocktails and weltschmerz.

I just started this yesterday, so am combining an Opening Sentence post with Teaser Tuesday.

Although I have only read the first chapter, I think I am going to like this one.  "The shabbiness of lives foreshortened by cocktails and weltschmerz" is one helluva  phrase.

This has been on my Guilt List for quite a while.

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


  1. I loved the "cocktails and weltschmertz" too. Sounds like a good one. I look forward to your review.

  2. I love that opening sentence! Fantastic!

    My teaser:

  3. That's a great teaser! Glad you included the "shabbiness of lives foreshortened by cocktails and weltschmerz"--that's an awesome description.

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/10/teaser-tuesdays.html

  4. LKT -- My goal is to use "weltschmertz" in a sentence. That might take a couple of cocktails. :)

    Sunny -- It does catch your attention! Thanks for visiting and leaving a link.

    Sharon -- Indeed! I think I am going to like this book a lot.

    Bev -- That is a phrase that really packs a wallop. I loved it. Thanks for leaving your link.

  5. I love the teaser and opening sentence of this book! Very intriguing, my interest is piqued.

    Now that you have read more of the book, how are you finding it?

    ~ Amy


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