I've decided to read more and I thought a good way to do that was join in with Teaser Tuesdays. Created by ShouldBeReading I thought it would be a fun way to get more out of reading. So here we are;
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!
'It is this way, sir,' said Alice Lovell, made lovelier by the white ringmaster's uniform that hugged her where a lady should be hugged. 'No bill-bottomer has ever before stepped from that stage utterly free of besmirchment.'
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
Hope you liked it and it encourages you to read this book.