Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.
Anyone can participate. just do the following.
Rules:
• 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

My teaser this week is from The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore. The Fool from Fool is now in Venice and disrupting things along with his sidekick Drool and his pet monkey Jeff.  Christopher Moore uses elements from Shakespeare and Poe and makes them his own in his twisty way. 

This scene is when the Fool wakes up after being slipped a mickey, while he is being walled in by one of his betrayers.

"Not poisoned? said I. "Shame I was enjoying my resurrection. I had hoped to come back taller, but then tall as well as roguishly handsome would be gilding the lily wouldn't it." pp 16-17

I haven't gotten far into the book yet, but so far so good. I usually enjoy Moore's twisted sense of humor. Applying it to Shakespeare and Poe just makes it more delicious. 

So, what's your Teaser for this week? Please leave it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!

11 comments:

  1. This sounds hilarious - and if it's part of a series, what a nice bonus!
    Mine this week: http://wp.me/pZnGI-j6

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    1. Christopher Moore really has a great, twisted sense of humor. Your teaser makes your book sound interesting too. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. I've enjoyed Moore's other books. I need to add this one to my tbr list.

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  3. I just checked my library, they have some of his books, but not this one yet.

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    1. The paperback is coming out this year. I hope they will add it after that. I'm looking forward to his sequel to Dirty Job too. Not sure when that is coming out though.

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  4. This book looks familiar, but can't think of why. Sounds fun!

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    1. Well, you might have seen it this time last year as one of my WoWs. The paperback is coming out soon, so I thought now would be a good time to read it. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. I've not read any of Moore's books. This sounds fun!

    Mt TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/10/teaser-tuesdays-101-night-carnival/

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    1. Moore is really funny, but sometimes it's a fairly twisted funny. He has several books available. I can't remember not liking any of them. Thanks for coming by!

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  6. Moore is one of my absolute favorites! Can't wait to read this one!

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    1. He is excellent. Thanks for coming by!

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