Teaser: Beat The Reaper

Teaser Tuesday highlighter

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingIt’s simple: turn to a random page of a book you’re currently reading and post two(ish) ‘teaser’ sentences.


beat the reaper“A bunch of nerds build a rocket to the fucking moon, and who do they send? A blond man named Armstrong, who can’t even say the line right when he lands.”
Beat  The Reaper by Josh Bazell

Beat The Reaper has been an interesting read so far.  It’s written partially like the memoir of an ex-mafia guy in witness protection, but that is intermingled with a present tense story.

The most peculiar part of the book is its footnotes which tend to give non-fiction information.  I’ve learned more from those footnotes than many non-fiction books in fact. Mafia history, Nazi Germany history, medicine – it touches on a little bit of everything.

This would be the most unique book I’ve read in a long while.  Keep an eye out of my review.

What are your teasers this week?

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8 thoughts on “Teaser: Beat The Reaper

    • I often find non-fiction books to be too full of fact and not enough fun. Beat The Reaper has an interesting combination of the two. And it puts the facts in context – he’s only telling us so that we can understand how that history affected his life and put him in his current situation.

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