Teaser Tuesday

A bit grim, but I adore the punctuation.

People did not kill themselves that way; if you wanted to jump, then you went to the Fourth Bridge, or the Dean Bridge if you preferred the ground to water.

The Dean Bridge: Ruthven Todd had written a poem about that, had he not, and had said that its iron spikes `curiously repel the suicides´; curiously, because the thought of minor pain should surely mean nothing in the face of complete destruction.

(Alexander McCall Smith: The Sunday Philosophy Club. 13)


Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading and this is how it works:

  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


7 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

  1. Nice teaser! Loved the punctuation! The cover is lovely too! So you are reading ‘The Sunday Philosophy Club’ 🙂 How are you finding it? Looking forward to reading your review on it.

    1. Well I´m on page 80 now and considering putting it down. It´s just same old McCall Smith moralizing the hell out of you, and I noticed last night that I wasn´t even interested in whodunnit(none of the characters seem to be either). Have you read him before?

      1. Sorry to know that you are not liking it much. I have not read a lot of McCall Smith, but have read a little bit of his ‘The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom’ and it made me smile.

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