Welcome to another Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie, at (un)Conventional Bookviews.
The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well.
Today’s feature is an ARC I am just starting: The Good Liar, by Nicholas Searles. A con artist, Roy, meets and seduces women, with an endgame in sight. On this night, he is meeting Betty, whose name online is Estelle…and his is Brian. They are having a meal, which may or may not end well.
They order their food, she a vegetarian pasta, he steak, egg, and chips. Between mouthfuls of plastic conchigliette smeared with processed baby-food vegetables and a stringy cheese sauce she considers him more fully. He is indeed tall and broad-shouldered, with a shock of white hair swept back from a florid face on which the tributaries of blood vessels map a complex topography. The hair is tamed with hair cream and plastered down neatly behind the ears. His eyes are striking, alarming almost, the light blue of the irises set in their ovoid milky frames against the sea of reddening skin, watchful, darting even as they focus on her face.
What do you think? The descriptions of the food seem tame in comparison to the descriptions of him…doesn’t he sound a bit smarmy? The food doesn’t sound very appetizing, either, does it?
I’ve added this one to My Guilty Pleasures page.