Teaser Tuesday: 9/5/17 Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

This week’s teaser is from Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman which is really good so far.  This teaser is a actually a snippet from the introduction by the author.

And I think of us, all the people, and the masks we wear, the masks we hide behind and the masks that reveal. I imagine people pretending to be what they truly are, and discovering that other people are so much more and so much less than they imagined themselves to be or present themselves as. And then, I think about the need to help others, and how we mask ourselves to do it, and how unmasking makes us vulnerable…

We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting.

-Neil Gaiman

He’s right about us all wearing masks and how letting down those walls and taking off those masks makes us vulnerable. What do you think?

Speaking of Neil Gaiman, I found this site via his, All Hallow’s Read and I really like the idea of giving someone a scary book on Halloween. And on another note I had no idea Gaiman was from the U.K. I was surprised to hear the accent on the clip on the Hallow’s Read site. I like it!

Enjoy your week!

12 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: 9/5/17 Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

  1. Hi Naida,

    Personally, I don’t really enjoy Neil’s writing, or rather I should say genre choice, as he is clearly an author of great repute.

    However, the quote you featured from the introduction to the book, had me re-reading it several times, to fully appreciate its complexity and insightfulness.

    Well spotted as a great excerpt to share, this one is definitely going to stay with me 🙂


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  2. That is a great quote.

    The idea of people wearing masks has been explored in literature for a very long time. Shakespeare did it so well. It is such a universal idea that writers are still grappling with it.

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