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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

[Meme] Teaser Tuesday - November 29 2011


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like    your teasers!

"Cleaning herself up probably isn't an option, not at this point. Not this far gone. And why? So she can be eaten by the other drug, the one called "fame"?"

This teaser is from Monsters of L.A. by Lisa Morton. It is an anthology of short dark stories that revamp the monsters from the 20's, 30's, etc. I have only read the first 3 stories so far but I am really enjoying it! I love reading hoe Ms. Morton has re-imagined the monsters from my youth!

~In these pages you'll find the dark stars you grew up watching: Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback...all the silent ones and the first to find their voices are here, and they're even presented in roughly the order in which they first appeared on a silver screen. The Haunted House of the '30s gives way to the Werewolf of the '40s, the Monsters of L.A. Creature of the '50s, and so on, all the way up to our favorite modern boogeyman, the Zombie.

In some of these stories, you'll find an earthly incarnation of a famous namesake: Frankenstein is a patched-together, homeless vet, the Invisible Woman is so ordinary you'd never see her; but some of these familiar friends - Dracula, the Devil, or those seriously creepy Clowns - will be instantly recognizable.~

Share your teaser with me!

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, looks so dark :)

    Here's mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/11/teaser-tuesdays_29.html

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  2. It actually is pretty dark. The Jekyll and Hyde one grossed me right out!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sounds really imaginative and creative... but yes, really dark :) Hope you're enjoying it!

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser!

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  4. I like the idea of fame as a monster.

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/teaser-tuesday-scholar/

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  5. That looks like it would be a dark, but interesting read! I love the teaser comparing Fame to a monster, because in some aspects it is very true! Thanks for sharing!

    My Teaser Tuesday

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  6. I think I would love it. Of course, I love the dark stuff. LOL. Thanks for dropping by my little home on the web.

    My Tuesday Teaser

    ~Kristin

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by! Glad you all enjoyed the teaser.

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