Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

"Drainy was a bug-eyed boy with a shaven head and spaces between his teeth.  He had a collection of little cars and toy bikes made out of coathanger wire."

-- The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux.

This book is on the Anthony Burgess list of Top 99 novels, and it won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.


  1. I remember reading the book and seeing the movie. Didn't know it was on a top 100 list.

  2. BBD -- I finished the book and was blown away. I can't say as I remember the movie, but now that I read it, it seems the movie would have to be really over-the-top to do the book justice.

  3. I just realized how much this movie tie-in book cover does NOT look like Harrison Ford.

  4. If I weren't so bogged down and behind on my reading, I would totally take this book down from TBR shelf.


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