You undoubtedly know the drill by now: you grab the book you’re currently reading and you open it to a random page. Choose two (2) sentences from that page to use as teasers (but with no spoilers), to try to entice others to want to read the book.
This meme is hosted by MizB at the Should Be Reading blog. Head over there to see other people’s links to their own Teasers, and to leave your own.
So without further ado, here’s mine:
“…and then he fixed me with a frightening look and said, in that singular singsong, those horrible words, ‘So that’s how it is, eh, Mr. Darwin?’ After which, he laughed; a low-pitched, hollow, evil sound.”
– p. 149, The Darwin Conspiracy, by John Darnton
This is from a book about two modern-day scholars trying to uncover a mystery connected to the voyage of Charles Darwin on the Beagle, and what might have happened there that affected his family, and especially his daughter Elizabeth, for the rest of their lives. This Teaser is from a section the scholars are reading from a secret journal they’ve found, written by Elizabeth. In it she’s describing a visit she made to Robert FitzRoy, who had been the Captain of the Beagle, as she tried to find out what had actually occurred on the voyage.