Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays - The Hours

"She has dreamed of a park and she has dreamed of a line for her new book - what was it? Flowers; something to do with flowers. Or something to do with a park? Was someone singing? No, the line is gone, and it doesn't matter, really, because she still has the feeling it left behind. She knows she can get up and write." (page 30)

by Michael Cunningham


This is a reread, but a perfect follow-up to Mrs. Dalloway. I'm even more appreciative of Cunningham's brilliance this time around.

More teasers can be found at Should Be Reading.

25 comments:

  1. Was this the basis for the movie The Hours with Nicole Kidman? I vaguely remember just seeing the beginning of the movie. Sounds interesting.

    Enjoy your week in reading.

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  2. Kaye - Yes, the movie was based on this book, but I may be the only person in the world that hasn't seen it! Will take care of that very soon, lol!

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  3. i've seen the hours, but havent yet the book..will folowing your blog to know the review soon!

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  4. I haven't seen the movie or read the book.

    I hate the feeling of something just slipping from your mind, and usually not recovered until much later!


    My teaser is here.

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  5. I'm generally good about seeing movies that are Oscar-nominated, but I didn't see this one. Not sure why. Woolf continues to be an unexplored world for me. First I have to conquer Graphic Novels, then maybe I will take this on as a project!

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  6. I read this recently and really enjoyed it also. He has a couple of others I'm wanting to get my hands on, too. I loved his style.

    Lezlie

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  7. Lezlie - The Hours is a reread for me... just had to revisit it after reading Mrs.D! I also really liked his book A Home AT The End of the World when I read it (7 or 8 years ago?). It's good to hear from you :-)

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  8. Ooh ... I REALLY like this! I have had my eye on this book -- and the movie adaptation -- for years.

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  9. Ahh I absolutely love this book. Great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  10. I have not heard of this book and based on your teaser I must remedy this immediately. Off to check into acquiring a copy. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-highlanders-destiny.html

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  11. I saw the movie, but haven't read the book.

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  12. I can't believe I haven't read this or seen the movie!

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  13. Now that is lovely. Words to linger with...

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  14. JoAnn ~ That's exactly the one I've been thinking about reading first. I'm so glad to hear you liked it!

    Lezlie

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  15. DArLyn - Hope to finish in a few days and post a review next week. Thanks for visiting.

    Marg - I haven't seen the move, but plan to after I finish the book.

    Sandy - Not sure how I missed the movie either. Good luck with graphic novels ;-)

    Book Dilettante - I'm really enjoying this one.

    Stephanie - I highly recommend this one!

    Alayne - Glad to hear you loved it, too!

    Jennifer - It's even better having Mrs. Dalloway fresh in my mind.

    Beth F - ...and I haven't seen the movie.

    Stacybuckeye - You'll have to take care of that soon :-)

    Fleurfisher - Cunningham is a very talented writer.

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  16. I love this book. I was lucky enough to go to the UK premiere of the film. A great experience. Philip Glass's soundtrack to the film is so haunting and evocative.

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  17. Great teaser! I've always wanted to read this.

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  18. This has been on my tbr list for years! I really need to move it closer to the top... Excellent teaser this week :)

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  19. Bloomsbury Bell - How exciting to have been at the UK premier!! The sound track is wonderful. I must see the movie as soon as I finish this reread...

    Coffeestainedpages - Thanks - this is a great book!

    Susan B. Evans - The book is wonderful. I'm enjoying the reread even more having Mrs. Dalloway fresh in my mind.

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  20. Great teaser! I subscribed! Here is my teaser if you are interested: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday_26.html

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  21. I re-read this book last year as well, preparing myself for Mrs. Dalloway. The movie was just as great. Would it be a surprise if I say I like The Hours more than Mrs. Dalloway?

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  22. Matt - No, it wouldn't surprise me. In fact, after just reading Mrs. Dalloway, I can appreciate Cunningham's brilliance even more! I'm looking forward to the movie, too.

    Emma Michaels - Thanks. I just visited your blog and really like the look.

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