Teaser Tuesdays: Exit West


There are some books that draw you in from the very first sentence itself. Very powerful, and reflects the tone of the rest of the story beautifully. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it sets up for a very great book. I loved this opening sentence from Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not openly at war, a young man met a young woman in a classroom and did not speak to her. For many days.

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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!
  • That is a wonderful opening to a book. People are so impressive!

  • Isn’t it normal not to speak? Yet I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    • Nishita

      @aliceaudrey:disqus Yes, it is. But knowing this is a love story, and the fairy-taleish quality of the book, the first sentence manages to surprise

  • Kym Thorpe

    Just a couple of sentences, but I am intrigued! Sounds good. Here’s my Teaser: http://bit.ly/2tH4xPD

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    Interesting excerpt that makes me want to know more. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine:


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