Monday, September 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays #13 - Tinkers by Paul Harding

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
TinkersI'm reading one of the whackiest novels I've seen this year, Tinkers by Paul Harding. You may have heard of this narrow little novel, as it won the Pulitzer Award. I'm only a few pages in, but what stands out for me from Page 1 is the strangely hypnotic cadence of the words in every line. 
A sample:
"He tinkered. Tin pots, wrought iron. Solder melted and cupped in a clay dam. Quicksilver patchwork. Occasionally, a pot hammered back flat, the tinkle of tin sibilant, tiny beneath the lid of the boreal forest."
-Page 12, Tinkers by Paul Harding

Help me pick my next book, I'm looking forward to peeking into what you are reading!
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  1. That is one heck of a the wording! Great pick :)

  2. Small wonder the book won such an award - you almost hear that tinkering! Very nice teaser!

    Go for "Good Omens" by Pratchett and Gaiman, I would love to read that one myself.

  3. I know Blog Hop is officially over for last week, BUT... here I am! HOP HOP!

    Thanks for hopping by mine!

    My mailbox monday is here:

    Tinkers sounds RIGHT up my alley!

  4. I love a book where you can see what the words are tryiing to show you. Nice and descriptive. Thanks for sharing

    Here's my Tuesday Teaser

  5. Actually, I hadn't heard about it until now. Interesting teaser.

    My teaser is here.

  6. I've heard so many conflicting things about this book, that I keep going from yes I must read it to no I think I'll give it a miss. Your extract has me thinking I will read it one day.

  7. Hypnotic is right, great point and great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. Ooh...I need to read this. Great teaser! My TT from City of Ashes is here.
    From the Shadows

  9. Interesting teaser! Here's mine:

  10. @Melissa - Thanks!
    @Anachronist - Love Good Omens, highly recommend it
    @Lisa - No worries, I'm at your site now :)

    @Bookishsnob - Nice teaser!

  11. I really do like the cadence. Good teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by Find the Time to Read

  12. I love the phrasing in this teaser and it sounds interesting! I didn't know it had won the Pulizter. Very nice teaser.

    My two sentences are from Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale.

  13. My teaser awaits you - better late than never. Thanks for visiting anyway - I highly appreciate your comments!

  14. @Alice - Nice teaser, wonder what the reason was!
    @Petty - I dont know yet - its a bit of a struggle cause I have to pay attention to each word :)
    @Alayne - Visiting you! You have the best teaser this week..So well written.

    @EJ - Im glad you think so :)
    @Bev - Went through a bunch of posts from your site.

  15. I have heard of this book but I have to say I don't know if I like that style. Too many short sentences with few conjunctions. I'd have to read a longer excerpt to see if I could handle it. Hope you like it. I'll look for your review. Thanks for visiting my teaser!

  16. Fantastic teaser! Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  17. I love when a book grabs me within the first few pages. I hope you enjoy this one. Thanks for visiting. Great teaser!

  18. Wow, this one sounds fascinating...thanks for visiting my blog.

  19. I enjoyed your teaser. Enough to look up the author and take a look at his work (s).

    Thanks. :)


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