Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Island of the Blessed

This book was a bit daunting to pick up, aside from its size. The subject matter is a little outside of anything I've read before, but I know I like Harry Thurston's writing and I find archaeology fascinating so I figured I'd give it a try. So far, so good, although I have a little niggling worry that he might ambush me with doom at any point.

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.
From Island of the Blessed: The Secrets of Egypt's Everlasting Oasis by Harry Thurston, p91:

"The desert is a tabula rasa, stripped of all vestiges of modern life and most signs of the prehistoric past. To suddenly come upon a structure of the scale of the stone ring is somehow exhilarating, life-affirming, in the face of so much barrenness."

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