Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant-a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago...




My Teasers: "I will admit, since taking up residence here, I have considered on more than one occasion simply cutting the damned thing down myself. There is a chainsaw at my disposal. I have thought of burning the tree, or salting the earth at its roots. But it is only a tree, I remind myself, and these are only stories."

-The Red Tree by Caitlin R Kiernan, pg 88-89

20 comments:

LKT said...

OK, I have a feeling this one would freak me out. Excellent teaser, though.

My teaser is here.

Lori said...

I want to read this book as well. I hope that you're enjoying it. Check out my Tuesday Teaser.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I like the sound of this one...and the cover!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like it would make me check under the bed, LOL. Excellent teaser!

justpeachy36 said...

Great teaser!

This is a book i'm unfamiliar with... looks really interesting.

Deepali said...

Quite creepy :) Is this fantasy? (if it is , i ll be reading it :) )
Thanks for coming by on my Teaser at
e-Volving Books

Danielle said...

Great teaser! It definitely makes your wonder. Hmm?

elizabeth said...

Awesome teaser!

Pixie said...

Interesting, wonder whats up with this tree.

~Pixie

Jennifer said...

Fabulous teaser, the book sounds very interesting. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesdays-your-presence-is-requested-at-suvanto.html

Kelsey said...

Love the teaser and LOVE the cover of this book! Will have to check this one out!

Shelley Munro said...

It sounds interesting but a little creepy for me!

Thanks for visiting my teaser.

Barbara said...

sounds like just the right amount of creepy, for me.

I loved Shutter Island, as well. Lehane is great.

thanks so much for stopping by On the Bookcase.

Precious said...

What a very strong and creepy teaser you have there! Thank you for dropping by! :)

Lu said...

Great Teaser and great cover!

BlackEyedDog said...

Sounds like this tree in 'Sleepy Hollow' with all those corpses underneath it O.O

celi.a said...

It sounds as if this tree grabs the imagination and doesn't let go. I hope you're enjoying the book!

Thanks for coming by my blog yesterday.

Ladybug said...

I do believe that this title is on my wish-list :) Excellent teaser.

Mardel said...

You just know something's going to happen involving that tree, don't you?

Caitlin Kiernan really can write the horror.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm enjoying yours. :)

Buffy said...

Hmmm --- this seems like a good Halloween-ish read!

Here's mine from last week:

http://situationswhereyoumayneedit.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesdays-gendarme-by-mark-t.html

 
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