Have been reading this book this past week, and haven’t been able to put it down. It’s a historical romance, true, not my genre true. But still, good writing is good writing, whatever the genre.
People are gregarious by necessity. Since the days of the first cave dweller, humans – hairless, weak, and helpless save for cunning – have survived by joining together in groups; knowing, as so many other edible creatures have found, that there is protection in numbers.
And that knowledge, bred in the bone, is what lies behind mob rule. Because to step outside the group, let alone to stand against it, was for uncounted thousands of years death to the creature who dared it.
To stand against a crowd would take something more than ordinary courage; something that went beyond human instinct.
And I feared I did not have it, and fearing, was ashamed.
~ Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 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!