Teaser Tuesday – Six Suspects

And once again it’s Tuesday, and time for the Tuesday Teaser, hosted by MizB at the Should Be Reading blog.

Most people probably know the drill by now, but just in case: you take the book you’re currently reading, find a random page, and post two sentences from the page, as “teasers” to interest people in reading the book. But you don’t pick any sentences that would give away something vital to the plot or that would spoil the ending.

My two sentences today are from Six Suspects, by Vikas Swarup. I didn’t realize until I got the book home from the library that this was the gentleman who wrote Slumdog Millionaire too. Anyway, here are my teaser sentences:

I will be dead in approximately six minutes. I have consumed a full bottle of Ratkill 30.

Six Suspects, page 51

(By the way, a little note, so you don’t think the book is too gruesome: that narrator survives and later becomes one of the “six suspects.”)

Now. What is teasing you lately?

    11 comments

    1. Now that has got my interest. I’ve just finished Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, it sounds like this might have some similarities.

      I know you already checked mine out Phyl, but in case any of your visitors want a look:

      The Time Traveler’s Wife

    2. That is very freaky! Makes me curious….

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

    3. Sunny says:

      Interesting! It would kinda suck to survive that, and then end up being a suspect!

      Here’s my teaser, from the novel “Sweet Poison” by Ellen Hart.
      http://sunnyreads.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays-is-weekly-bookish-meme.html

    4. Wow, I think that’s the teasing-est teaser I’ve read today! Glad to know it wasn’t fatal. Great choice for a teaser!

      • Phyl says:

        Thanks! I was disturbed as I started that chapter, and then realized, “Wait. He’s writing it in the first person. He’s probably not a ghost, so I’m sure everything turned out all right.” I might not have kept reading otherwise, ha! Anyway, thanks for visiting!

    5. Lisa says:

      That should certainly be enough to do a person in! Although not a very pleasant way to go.

      • Phyl says:

        The funny thing is that it’s the corruption in Indian politics and business, which much of the novel is about, that saved him. The product was so adulterated that it was almost harmless. And it was the owner of the business, who had diluted his own products, who was forcing the guy to drink it. Talk about karma! Anyway, thanks for stopping in!

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