Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Rebel Angels

McVarish always reminds me of the fairy-tale about the girl out of whose mouth a toad leapt whenever she spoke.  He could say more nasty things in ordinary conversation than anybody I have ever known, and he could make poor innocents like Ellerman accept them as wit.
-- The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies.  Ooooooh . . . it is that last little bit that makes this especially good. 

This book shows up on Anthony Burgess' list of the Best 99 Novels

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


  1. Interesting lil gem. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great teaser! It's been much too long since I read anything by Robertson Davies.


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