This week's quote comes from Atonement by Ian McEwan (© 2001):
"Word came down that Lola, sedated by the doctor, was at last asleep, and the news provided temporary relief. Unusually, everyone had gathered in the drawing room where tea was taken in exhausted silence," (p. 165).I'm not too far into this book, having just started it last night, but I immediately fell in love with Briony's descriptions of her writing process, the importance of her secrecy about the work until its completed, and her disappointment that her cousins (Lola included) were less than cooperative. I'm now into the section that is from her sister's perspective (which is a little bit harder for me to identify with), but the characters are sufficiently complex and their perspectives on the same situation so divergent that it creates complexity in "simple" events.
Leave a comment to let me know if you've read Atonement (and your impressions of how it compared to the movie). Also, you can link to your Teaser Tuesday (or post your teaser in a comment, you saucy little minx).