Teaser Tuesday: 17th May 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of Books and a Beat.

TeaserThis week I’ve decided to take my teaser from The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence. It normally wouldn’t be the type of book I go for but it was chosen for my book club so I was forced out of my comfort zone. It’s a story about living with a mental illness and how just the smallest thing (like finding your next door neighbours body) can cause your life to spin totally out of control.

The Mirror World of Melody BlackMy Teaser

So what, exactly, defined the line between crazy and not crazy? The more I thought about it, the more it seemed that sanity was just a matter of behaviour. Its degrees could be measured by the cleanliness of your hair, the set of your facial features, how you respond to a series of social cues.

~ page 169

It definitely makes for an interesting and at times uncomfortable read.

Happy reading everyone.

14 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: 17th May 2016

    • I tend not to be, partly I think, because they’re not always done very well. The ones I’ve come across have tended to be OTT or have felt like jumping on a band wagon rather than genuine. I suspect I’ve just come across the wrong ones though


    • This came up at book group as most of the MCs actions are ok on their own. It’s’s the combination of everything that reveals her illness. Her decline is very gradual and you can’t tell to start with.


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