Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (22-6)

Teaser Tuesday again, from Should Be Reading.

"Repeat after me," said the parson. "I, Horatio, take thee, Maria Ellen --"
The thought came up in Hornblower's mind that these were the last few seconds in which he could withdraw from doing something which he knew to be ill-considered.

The opening sentences of Hornblower and the Hotspur, by C.S. Forester.

3 comments:

  1. Oh no, I wonder what happened. This is a good tease!

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  2. Horation Hornblower! I don't know how this ends, but I do remember a thrilling TV series featuring the man. I should probably read the books, eh? Great teaser!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

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  3. @Faith: Literally the first two sentences of the book -- what an opener!

    @celia.a: I've watched the series several times on Youtube and now own it on DVD, to my perpetual delight. :-D

    If you want to dive into the series, "Captain Horatio Hornblower" collects the first of Foretester's Hornblower works, while "Midshipman Hornblower" contains the short stories that the movies are about.

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