Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesdays: Teaser/Whereabouts

I am between memory and dreamscape, between my mother and lover, by the stars, on the earth, surreal imagery is what I seek. In this poetry book, I seek redemption from despair. They might seem clashing but they make me relive life as I see it. Food for the soul.

~At The Threshold of Alchemy by John Amen
( A book of poetry)
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"I spouted fangs, poured salt in the principal's tank.
My virginity was a sock lost in the laundry.
The bottle replaced the cross. Electric guitars.
Hallucinogens. Trans Am belly-up in a ditch.
Graduation day: I came to, blood on my groin."

~page 72, At The Threshold of Alchemy by John Amen



20 comments:

Rebecca said...

That sounds like an interesting book!

Jacqueline C said...

You find the most enigmatic teasers! Here are my teasers: (1) and (2)

BooksPlease said...

Sounds challenging and painful. I like your description of the book better than the extract.

Caspette said...

Wow what an interesting teaser. Is the book good?

My TT is here.

Teddyree said...

A very unusual teaser!
Here's my Teaser

fleurfisher said...

Wow - I'm definitely going to look this one up!

JoAnn said...

That's quite a teaser (!), but I like your It's Tuesday, Where are you even better.

Margot said...

I was with you until the actual sentences. Not sure it's my cup of tea.

Thanks for visiting my teaser and alerting me to the fact that I forgot the title of the book, even though you guessed it correctly.

stacybuckeye said...

Wow! Not really what I was expecting from your description, but it did jolt me awake this morning :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Sounds good, but I'm not too much into poetry. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-tuesday-where-are-you-teaser_16.html

Linda Ellen said...

Whoa, that's a great teaser. I want to look into this. =)

Missy said...

Wow! That's a good teaser!

Zia said...

Great teaser!!

Book Bird Dog said...

Young man's poetry. Compelling. Nice teaser.

therubycanary said...

Really liked the teaser. Looks likes something completely different from what I've read, will look it up.

Beth F said...

Loved your where are you and great teaser. I rarely read poetry, but I don't know why that is.

Sharon said...

YIKES!!

Ladybug said...

Nice teaser. I don't read much poetry, perhaps I ought to.

Phyl said...

Wow, that was a stunning teaser! I'd really have to pause and decide if I wanted to read the book, yet it certainly is intriguing.

My own teaser, meanwhile, is at Bookishgal

Sassy Brit said...

Oh this is good!

Here's mine:

http://tjbook-list.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-meme-teaser-tuesdays-16th-june.html

Take care,

Sassy
:)