Teaser Tuesday (9 May)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted at The Purple Booker.

Anyone can play along by doing the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

He took a deep breath of air. Once again he caught a strangeness on the wind, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither odour nor perfume—just strange, and curiously exciting. “Superintendent, what’s that smell? Casey noticed it too, the moment Sven opened the door.” Armstrong hesitated. Then he smiled. “That’s Hong Kong’s very own, Mr. Bartlett. It’s money.

(~ “Noble House” by James Clavell, Kindle Edition, 1981)

[ One of the best novels about Hong Kong, and, even though fictional, describes it better than many history books.]

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here and/or in The Purple Booker.

11 Comments

  1. Colline

    Not a responses I would have expected 🙂
    My teaser this week: https://collinesblog.com/2017/05/09/close-enough-to-touch-by-colleen-oakley/

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    1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

      Indeed 🙂

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  2. sjhigbee

    It’s a while since I read James Clavell, but I do recall one of his strengths was his detailed worldbuilding which took you to the heart of his settings. I hope you’re enjoying this one, Steph:). Mine this week is one I’ve been waiting for… https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/teaser-tuesday-12th-may-2017/

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    1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

      Yes, Clavell is a real master for that – and this for me is a re-read. I’ve literally devoured this one when I was in high school 😉

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  3. Tammy

    It’s been years since I’ve read Clavell, but I loved his books!

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    1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

      I totally agree, Tammy 🙂

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  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Haha, my family is from Hong Kong – I’d say the first thing you smell the moment you land is Victoria Harbor…at the old airport anyway 😉

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    1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

      Eheh… I know what you mean! I’ve lived in Hong Kong for several years (during my PhD and later on for work) and I can relate. But I still love (and miss) the place. 🙂

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  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    One of the best books I read in the past: I loved the wonderful blend of history and intrigue, and the well-crafted characters. What a great walk through memory lane! Thank you! 🙂

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    1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

      Thanks – I agree with you! I’m sure you’ve read the others, too (like Taipan) 🙂

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  6. fuonlyknew

    Wow. Just wow. Hooked by just a few words.

    My TT from Goofy Newfies

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