Teaser Tuesdays (July 12)

Teaser Tuesdays asks us to:

Grab our current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like our teaser!
 
My Teaser:

“‘Whips!’ cried Veruca Salt. ‘What on earth do you use whips for?’

‘For whipping cream, of course,’ said Mr Wonka. ‘How can you whip cream without whips? Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all unless it’s been whipped with whips. Just as a poached egg isn’t a poached egg unless it’s been stolen from the woods in the dead of night!”

p. 112, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

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

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12 comments

    1. I like Dahl’s writing too but find some of his writing to be a bit disturbing. I think that is because I read his juvenile fiction after reading his adult fiction. One can’t help seeing sinister undertones even in his books meant for children, especially after reading stuff like his The Way Up to Heaven.

    1. This is the first Roald Dahl ‘juvenile fiction’ I’m reading. I have read his short story collections before. But no matter what genre or what age group he was writing for, Dahl’s writing always had a sort of a macabre undertone to it.

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