Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  All you have to do is open your current read at a random page and share two sentences.  Please avoid spoilers and include the name and author of your book so others can make note or the book if they wish.

Mine this week comes from Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo.  I have just finished The Body Artist by the same author and was fascinated by this author's style so have embarked on another of his novels.  This teaser is from page 43 of Cosmopolis:


He looked past Ingram while the doctor listened to his heart valves open and close.  The car moved incrementally westward.  He didn't know why stethoscopes were still in use.  They were lost tools of antiquity, quaint as blood-sucking worms.   p43

Cosmopolis is very different to The Body Artist.  It has a sparse coldness to it that is quite unsettling.  Hopefully I will finish it and have a review up over the next few days.

10 comments:

  1. Intriguing teaser. Is this book set in the future ? Why would stethoscopes by tools of antiquity ? My doctor still uses it. :-)

    Mine's here.

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  2. Great teaser! I haven't read any of his books, but I'll have to check them out! Happy reading!!!

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  3. Great teaser, this sounds intriguing. Makes me wonder what they use now instead of stethoscopes. My Teaser is here.

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  4. Great teaser! Mine comes from Bram Stoker's Dracula this week. Here's the link.

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  5. Sounds interesting. Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  6. Here is my teaser from "Eye of the Red Tsar" by Sam Eastland:

    "Protection?" laughed the policeman. "For this tramp? What's his name?"
    "Pekkala, " replied Kirov.
    "Pekkala?" The policeman let go of him as if his hand had clamped down on hot metal. "What do yo mean? The Pekkala?"

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  7. Interesting teaser. Sounds a bit futuristic.

    My teaser is from The Passage this week.

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  8. I am glad that you enjoyed it enough to read another one by the same author. I lvoe finding new authors that I want to explore. This sounds good

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  9. Interesting teaser! The only Don DeLillo book I've read is White Noise. I'll have to keep an eye out for his more recent books.

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Comments are very welcome.