Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
(Translated by Terry Gallagher from the 2003 Japanese original Ima Ainiyukimasu; published in the USA by Viz Media, 2008. From page 27):
“She said something like this: ‘Soon I won’t be with you any longer, but when the rainy season returns, I will come back to see how the two of you are getting along.’
A cold rain was falling on that June day.”
Although ghost stories and paranormal romance are generally not my cup of tea – Nancy Atherton’s Aunt Dimity cosy mystery series being the exception – the sensational success of Be With You in Japan, where its popularity “inspired a blockbuster movie, a top-rated TV series and a best-selling manga” (back cover blurb), piqued my curiosity.
Since I have only reached chapter two I can say little about the story, in which a rainy day brings a widowed man and his young son a surprise that seems to defy the laws of nature, but perhaps not the laws of love. But the prose style reminds me of a plein air watercolour: its impressionistic quality captures the essence of a moment with lightness and subtlety.
Please feel free to share the link to your own Tuesday teaser!