This little “game” was started by “The Purple Booker,” and several of my blogging friends participate. Open a book you are currently reading where you left off, or at random, and copy a few lines that might tease other readers, making them want to read it themselves. Be sure to give title and author. No spoilers please.
Mine for today is from Raising Lazarus by Aiden Reid: “Piergianni’s was a family owned restaurant on Mayor Street, the jewel of the crown when it came to fine dining options in the area. Owner Carl Piergianni was also head chef, a duty he excelled at, and if truth be told, a role he preferred given his lack of tact and soft skills of communication. Customer facing roles were delegated to the maitre d’hotel, and then in turn to a server–a slick line of cogs that moved in tandem to sweeten a client’s experience.” This description is the setting for the main character, only known as Lazarus and his party to dine two Saturdays before Christmas. Who is this very mysterious man? Is he the Lazarus, over two thousand years old?
I am on chapter sixteen, and the book is getting GOOD. One thing that is blowing me away is Aiden’s wonderful writing skills, especially when he uses descriptions to draw out the suspense, as he does here.