Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #3 - Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

It's Teaser Tuesday! Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Just pick up whatever book you're currently reading, open to a random page, and post a teaser quote from that page. Be careful not to post any spoilers, though! Generally, you should try to post at least two sentences, but I know many of us post a little more than that to get a really good teaser quote.

Mine today is from Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters. I just started reading this yesterday, and so far it's pretty hilarious. I know there seem to be two camps when it comes to these quirky adaptations of classic novels - you either love them or you hate them - but I'm finding it hysterical, and I know it's meant to be funny and not a serious rewrite, so I'm leaning more towards loving them.

"The ship, its mainsail flapping uselessly, yawed heavily to port. The Dashwoods clutched each other in fear as a vast mouth appeared at the waterline, opening wide to display two jagged rows of razor-sharp fangs, which rose from the water and chomped down effortlessly on the bosun's mate."

Feel free to link to your own Teaser in the comments, or if you don't have a blog, post your teaser below instead!


  1. That's kind of hard core!

    Beth ^_^

  2. Hey there,
    Nice Teaser lol! Whenever I see these books, I'm kind of in the middle. I mean, I love Austen and her stories, but I'm don't hate that someone has decided to do parodies of them. Like you said, it's all in good fun (that said, I'll probably never pick one up :p). Glad you're enjoying it though and hope you have a great week!
    NInja Girl

  3. Creepy!!! Sounds fun. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by mine.

  4. Great teaser! I've been wondering about this book--sounds like fun! Here's my Teaser!

  5. Hmmm interesting teaser! Sure has me wondering. ;o Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  6. I think these adaptations are really funny, but I tend to only read the first third or so before I just skim the rest. Hope you enjoy it!

  7. That sounds pretty darn funny!! lol Thanks for stopping by my teaser!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. I haven read any Austen's book. XDDD Shame on me! ALso, thanks for stopping by my blog ^___^

    About Spellcaster cover:
    I wonder the same thing. In Spellbound cover, the girl was runner as well but we didn't see her face. Now that we know the main character, we can see her face in the cover. I really like that change ^__^
    When you read it, I hope you enjoy it as I did!

  9. Funny! My dad gave me a copy of this, but I haven't read it yet. I kind of just prefer straight up Austen, but that might be the English major in me. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi There! I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. Somehow it just hasn't gotten to the top of my pile yet. I'm glad to know you like it, that will probably boost it a few spots!

    Hey, I've been meaning to ask you if you would be interested in doing a guest post on Pedantic Phooka. I know you stop by often, so I thought you would be the perfect person for my next guest blogger. Shoot me an email if you are interested.

  11. Talk about an intense teaser! I can definitely see where the sea monsters part comes in ;) Great choice!

  12. Ever since I saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies at the bookstore I have wanted to read these books. I like the proper mixed with the absurd. Nice Teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by mine :-)

  13. I'm not so sure about these adaptations of Austen's works but it does does funny.

    Have a good weekend.