[Teaser Tuesdays]: December 23

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do 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!

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It lets us share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. 

Christmas and year 2015 are coming! *hope this won't be my last post in 2014* Have all of you already been in holiday? I wish everybody to have great holidays with your loved ones. Do you still have time for reading or busy decorating the Christmas tree? ;) for me, I won't have any trees this year, but it's okay as long as my family's with me.

Now let me introduce the book I'm reading, another masterpiece from Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son.

The first paragraph and teaser:

First paragraph:

From the prologue:

The string slices into the skin of his fingers and no matter how tough the calluses, it tears.
But this beat is fast and even though his joints are aching, his arm's out of control like it has a mind of its own and the sweat that drenches his hair and face seems to smother him, but nothing's going to stop Tom. He's aiming for oblivion.

From the first chapter:

He's just Tom.
"Thomas Finch Mackee?" 
The everyman with the most overused name.
"Come on, mate. Try to keep awake," the voice says. 
Even the Bible was hard on them. The doubter who didn't trust his band of brothers and had to see the proof for himself to believe. He never liked that story. It made the Toms in history look piss-weak.

Random teaser:

How can he explain that the international code 670 isn't the issue? The 44 is. The U.K. 
Because five minutes before he rang Tara Finke, he had made a call to London. 
To his dead uncle.

~p. 80, "The Piper's Son" by Melina Marchetta.

Do you like the first paragraphs and the teaser?

In case I miss the Christmas day post, let me wish you an earlier ~


  1. I am definitely curious now! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy your holidays.

    Here's mine: “LILLIAN ON LIFE”

  2. Happy holidays! I'm not sure that book is for me, but glad you're enjoying it.

  3. I've actually read excellent reviews on this one, I have even heard that it is a tearjerker! Hope you're enjoying it :)

    Sparrow's Teaser Tuesday

  4. What an interesting cover! The part about the call to his dead uncle has me curious. Hope you are enjoying this one.
    I also not doing too good with posting these past couple of weeks, so I may only have another post or two in me until 2015!

  5. Not sure this is for me, but I hope you enjoy it. Marry Christmas!

  6. That's quite a intro and teaser! I'm curious and would read on. I have heard wonderful things about the author's books, but have never read anything by her myself.

  7. Ohhh, I like that intro and would keep turning the pages. Hope you like it.

  8. It's hard to tell where the story is going from the excerpts--hope it's an enjoyable read for you. Happy holidays and thanks for visiting my blog.