Teaser Tuesdays: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

I’ve been a fan of Chuck Wendig’s blog for some time, but just now got around to reading one of his books, Blackbirds. And it was fabulous! Here’s a taste:

Miriam’s been walking for a half-hour, and the thoughts that run through her mind have serious legs. Terrible thoughts jog swift laps.

Is that not a great line? This is actually an example of one of the details of Wendig’s writing that I appreciate: the personification of things like, well, thoughts. It’s evocative. Miriam is just the kind of character I find fascinating, too: cynical, damaged, tough but vulnerable, and of course, well-developed. (As a character. Not in her bosom.)

And what are you reading today?

5 Responses

  1. Interesting teaser! Here is my Teaser Tuesday post.

  2. That is a cool teaser!

  3. that is a great quote – terrible thoughts with legs jogging laps; wow.

    good writing can run some serious laps through your head too!

  4. Yes! Glad you like it too. 🙂

  5. That is a great line. Thanks for sharing. My teaser is here.

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