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Teaser Tuesday 12th April 2011

My ‘Teaser Tuesday’ this week, comes from a book which I first talked about some weeks ago, in my ‘Mailbox Monday’ post.

I have literally just taken this book from my TBR pile and put my bookmark inside the front cover, so my teaser sentences will be a surprise to me as well!!

‘Devil’s Peak’ by Deon Meyer

This Title Is Available From Amazon

Teaser sentences come from page 109

“Thobela was drinking a Coke at the Wimpey outside tables in St Georges. He read the front-page article of the ‘Argus’ that speculated about the death of Enver Davids. Sensationalised by an anonymous woman’s phone call.”

“He turned the page. On page three there was an article on a radio station’s phone-in opinion poll. Should the death penalty be reinstated? Eighty-seven per cent of listeners had voted ‘yes’.”


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share two “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences, that give away too much about the book.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it.

Don’t forget that MizB and all the participants of the meme, love to receive your comments and thoughts, so please take the time to leave a comment after linking.

I hope you all have some great lines to share with me this week.

Update 10th May 2011:

Having now read this book, my thoughts about it can be found by clicking here.

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Jules,

      Good to ‘meet’ you, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      It looks as if this book is going to be quite an intense and violent read.

      I haven’t read anything by this South African author before, but he has attracted some good critique, so I am looking forward to starting on it.

    • Hi Yvonne and thanks for stopping by,

      I don’t think I have read anything by a South African writer before, so it will be interesting to get an alternative take on a novel, especially as it is a translation from its original Afrikaans.

    • Hi Karen and Gerard,

      It sounds as if this book is going to be an excellent insight into the supposed ‘New World’ of an apartheid free South Africa and one man’s attempt to stem the tide of death and corruption. Can’t wait to get stuck into it!

    • Hi Ren,

      No, I found the ‘Thursday Tales’ site as well, but couldn’t find a mention of the ‘Tales Train’.

      An interesting site and similar to a meme I used to follow, where you were given a picture to theme a story around, only this one had to be no more than 55 words!!

      I love your writing.

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      I think the book is going to be quite violent in its content, as the main character is a vigilante, who is out to fight back against the inherent corruption and crime, of a so-called ‘New South Africa’, which is not all that it is cracked up to be.

    • Hi Yvonne,

      Great to meet you, thanks for stopping by.

      So much for my mother thinking that Yvonne would be an uncommon name, that wouldn’t be shortenend by cruel school chums (that was way back in the late 1950s). Even at that time, by the time I had reached junior school there were two other Yvonne’s in my class and my name was always shortened to Eve, Vonny or, Bonnie Ugh!!!

      I am really looking forward to an enjoyable read with this particular book, so I hope that I am not going to be disappointed.

    • Hi Shelley,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Having now started the book, I think that mystery may be quite an understatement.

      Murder, vigilantism and corruption, only begin to scratch the surface of this plot.

      Can’t stop reading!!

    • Hi BookBelle,

      This is one story that I wouldn’t like to be transported into, in real life, although I know that it is still the reality in many parts of South Africa, even today.

      Life certainly isn’t sacred, in this person’s world!!

Written by Yvonne