Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: The Spy who came in from the cold

Teaser Tuesdays: The Spy who came in from the cold

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I tried to read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold when I was a teenager and quickly dumped it. I was looking for action. It’s not that sort of story. Le Carré’s not that sort of espionage writer.

Instead this book is a complex, slow, unglamorous rendering of life in the espionage world in the post World War 2 era. There are no good guys and no bad guys. And in the end, no happy endings for anybody.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Husband’s Secret

Teaser Tuesdays: The Husband’s Secret

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For some reason (maybe the blurb at the back of the book, or the comparisons with Gone Girl), I read this book thinking it was going to be a thriller. Turns out that there are some thrills in it, but it’s more of a woman’s fiction kind of book – somewhere along the lines of The Escape Artist. I must be living under a rock or something, but it seems like there’s a new lighter, more emotional sort of thriller that’s getting popular these days.

Here’s a teaser, that I thought was quite true in general about long-married couples. What do you think?

Teaser Tuesdays: The Mask Diaries

Teaser Tuesdays: The Mask Diaries

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The Mask Diaries by Abhinav Goel is one of my more interesting reads of late. I have been reading it over the weekend, and am quite intrigued by what seems to be a very unusual story about a dysfunctional father and son relationship. Here’s a teaser:

Teaser Tuesdays: Sharp Objects

Teaser Tuesdays: Sharp Objects

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I’ve been reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn’s début novel, and I am torn at how much I admire her dreamy, descriptive writing style, and how repulsed I am by some of the goings-on in this book.

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Teaser Tuesdays: A Brief History of Seven Killings

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I have been reading last year’s Man Booker award winner – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James for the past couple of weeks. Let me tell ya, there is nothing brief about it.

Teaser Tuesdays: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Teaser Tuesdays: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

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I am really loving all this back story into the Targaryen family that I am getting reading these various prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire. Dangerous Women that I read last year was fantastic, dramatic, and bloodthirsty all at the same time.