Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - "Jackie Disaster"

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here are my teasers for today:

"My job was to make bad news go away, which in the age of the fabled spin doctor, was thought to be eminently doable with the right trick. To pull off disappearing acts, I needed to prove that the allegations against my corporate clients were false and that something other than justice motivated the charge. "
pg. 4, Jackie Disaster, Eric Dezenhall

A very detailed, but fictional, account of a corporate clean-up of humongous proportions involving a famous and very rich domestic diva, mob connections, corporate secrets and a good PR man who really has to dig deep on this one. Set in Southern New Jersey, I could identify with the locations and understand the Phlersey dialect (a mix of Philadelphia and South Jersey). I do believe the story runs a bit heavy in dialogue, not a favorite technique of mine. All in all, though, a good tale!

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your 2 ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

1 comment:

Bright Circle said...

Ooh, great idea, I'm gonna have to swipe this for my blog! Lovely selection too; the convoluted language is very engaging.