Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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.
My Teaser is from The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee.  This is a older books published in 1981.  It is an unusual Science Fiction Romance novel.  Here is my teaser: 

"Alas, my love, you do me wrong, to cast me off discourteously.  If passion's limit is a song, the lack will work hell with my circuitry."

Read what Goodreads says about The Silver Metal Lover:  

Love is made of more than mere flesh and blood....

Tanith Lee is one of the most thought-provoking and imaginative authors of our time. In this unforgettably poignant novel, Lee has created a classic tale--a beautiful, tragic, erotic, and ultimately triumphant love story of the future.

For sixteen-year-old Jane, life is a mystery she despairs of ever mastering. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children of the privileged class, living in luxury on an Earth remade by natural disaster. Until Jane's life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a robot minstrel with auburn hair and silver skin, whose songs ignite in her a desperate and inexplicable passion.

Jane is certain that Silver is more than just a machine built to please. And she will give up everything to prove it. So she escapes into the city's violent, decaying slums to embrace a love bordering on madness. Or is it something more? Has Jane glimpsed in Silver something no one else has dared to see--not even the robot or his creators? A love so perfect it must be destroyed, for no human could ever compete?



  1. that certainly intrigued me. my TT http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday-8.html

  2. Very different, quite intriguing.

    You can find my TT here:

  3. Poetic teaser! Thanks for sharing it =) Here's my TT for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=4338

  4. This book has got to be great. I love how the author used a line of lyric from "Greensleeves" and then twisted it. Clever!
    Thanks for visiting my Teaser Tuesday post today.

  5. Very pretty and poetic. Is the whole book that eloquent?

    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

    1. Yes it is. Eloquent is a very good description.

  6. He almost looks like a Zombie. LOL Hope you enjoyed it!

  7. I thought it was funny you called it an older book for being from 1981, when the attempted dialogue sounds a century earlier!

  8. I read this book, it was good!


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