Tuesday, 11 June 2013
I can't believe that it has been a week since the last Teaser Tuesday and not only am I on the same book, I'm still on the same chapter! I've only had time to read 2 pages since last week, I'm suprised I've had time to write the post. I would say I will dedicate this week to trying to read to at least halfway but I'm not promising anything.So here we go, this week's teaser;
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!
'Then as I thought, you seek to learn something from me. You suspect, and correctly, I do have to say, that I know something, many somethings in fact, that you do not.'
The Mechanical Messiah and other Marvels of the Modern Age - Robert Rankin
Magic, Mayhem, Mechanical Marvels, Messianic Madness and the Music Hall.
Colonel Katterfelto has lately returned to London. He departed America under something of a cloud...
... of smoke, issuing from his Spirtual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon it with flaming torches. This catastophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious coronel, who had been engaged in the creation of 'Heaven's last and best gift to Mankind', The Mechanical Messiah. And he was, after all, being guided in hie Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey bulter, Darwin.
It is 1897, twelve years since The War of the Worlds and two since Worlds War Two*. The British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace exsists between the peoples of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. In London there are many marvels of the modern age to be experienced. Amongst these is The Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to see The Earl Grey Whistle Test, a musical extravagansa featuring such top turns as Lovell's Acrobatic Kiwis, The Travelling Formbys and the newly-arrived Coronel Katterfelto's Clockwork Minstrels.
But all is far from well n old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in the night-time streets, committing hideous acts of murder. Can this be the return of Jack he Ripper, or has something altogether unearthly materialised to spread fear, panic and mayhem? Something Hellishly evil?
Famedconsulting detective Cameron Bell is already on the casse, but it may take nothing less than the New Messiah Himself to save London, The Empire and all of the solar system from the impending apocalypse!
*See The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and other Unnatural Attractions
Fingers crossed I may be further into the book next week, I shall finish this book! But I have a feeling that there may be a fair few teasers from this book in the near furture.