Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- 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!
This Teaser Tuesday is from The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman, which I started yesterday.
It’s a dark, sci-fi treatment of the Vietnam War that pits the forcibly-drafted intellectual and physical elite of humanity against an alien species they know nothing about. (An aside: Now, I’ve got an iron-clad stomach when it comes to books [American Psycho, Under the Skin, Dexter, and Joyce Carol Oates's works are all on my "been read" list] but there was a scene here that literally gave me vertigo. It probably didn’t help that I was reading it while on a crowded 1 train.)
Anyway, the Teaser!
Still no Marygay among the dim figures picking their way through the ranked couches and jumbled tubing. “Um, you were only a couple of minutes late…but we were only supposed to be under for four hours, maybe less. It’s 1050.”
“Um.” He shook his head again. I let go of him and stood back to let Stiller and Demy through the door.
“Everybody’s late, then,” Bergman said. “So we aren’t in any trouble.”
“Uh–” Non sequiturs. “Right, right–Hey, Stiller! You seen–”
From inside: “Medic! MEDIC!”