Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays "Ficciones"

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
     I'm currently reading "Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges and it was very hard to select a quote.  Borges doesn't go for simple, powerful lines but instead weaves a story with slowly growing layers of detail.  This makes for an absolutely fascinating read but does not lend itself to short spoiler free quotes so this is the best I could find:

     "'The work will make no pact with the impostor Jesus Christ.' Buckley did not believe in God, but he wanted to demonstrate to this nonexistent God that mortal man was capable of conceiving a world." --"Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Jorge Luis Borges 

artwork by Ben Clarkson


  1. Great teaser!

    Here's mine:


  2. sometimes those type of books are the best! looks interesting =D

  3. "To each their own." Sorry, I didn't mean you, but Buckley. It seems we have differing views on God. :) Awesome Teaser!

    My TT: http://incandescentenchantments.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays-3.html

  4. Ya, this quote unfortunately makes the work sound far more atheist than it actually is. I love these Teaser Tuesdays but taking quotes out of context does have its downsides.