Teaser Tuesday – East of Eden

teaser-tuesdayGrab your current read.

Let the book fall open to a random page.

Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

Please avoid spoilers!

Apologies, you’re getting a long one this week, but this is one of the most memorable passages in “East of Eden” for me, sends shivers down my spine every time

I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents.  Some you can see, misshapen and horrible, with huge heads or tiny bodies; some are born with no arms, no legs, some with three arms, some with tails or mouths in odd places.  They are accidents and no one’s fault, as used to be thought.  Once they were considered visible punishments for concealed sins.

And just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born?  The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?

East of Eden by John Steinbeck, p 71.

Don’t forget to join us in the readalong of East of Eden over at the Classic Reads Book Club!  Discussion of the first section begins January 25th!

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