Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesday -- Infinite Jest

Teaser Tuesday time again, hosted by MizB. How it works is you grab the book you're reading, open to a page, and pick a juicy two-sentence teaser. No spoilers, obviously.

It's gonna be like InfiniteJestapalooza up in here for a while since I'm going to be reading it all summer with the good people at Infinite Summer. If you don't believe me, wait until tomorrow's Wondrous Word post, which is already over 30 words long.

Anyway, the random spread I opened to just now is of course two giant text blocks with nary a paragraph break in sight and maybe like 3 periods. One might be a decimal point. I managed to find two short sentences right in a row, thank god. Well... a sentence and a fragment.

As much as his shoulder, calf, toe, and whole right side were hurting, it occurred to Gately that you don't normally think of wraiths or ghostish phantasms as being tall or short, or having bad posture, or wearing certain-colored socks. Much less having anything as specific as extrusive nostril-hair.


  1. Well that was good for a chuckle! Thanks for posting it!

    My teaser is here.

  2. Your sentences have me curious. Also 30 words?!!

  3. I've got this book on my TBR, thanks for the tease, it was a fun one.

  4. I don't even know what to say, lol.

  5. Wow, 4 comments. That's a record for me so far.

    Lisa -- Yeah, I deliberately went for funny over artsy or evocative even though most of what was there fell into the latter two categories.

    Margot -- Over 30, actually. I was so sick of dictionary.com by the end.

    LC -- You gotta read it! It's a commitment, though, and I appreciate knowing I'm not alone through certain more complex parts.

    Mary -- Say MANGROOMER!!!


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