Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays - The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases

After about 2 weeks of no Teaser Tuesdays, I'm back! I went to the library yesterday and found this very interesting book while browsing. It's called The Thackery T. Lamshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases. Today's teaser comes from the disease entry called "Poetic Lassitude" (or "Pyrexia Poetica; also known as De Quincy Syndrome, Iambic Langour; Black Plapsy or Sapphic Trench")

So, do you think you have this "disease"?

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. See you next week!

UPDATE: My review of the book can be found here.
"In the tertiary stages of Poetic Lassitude, the sufferer becomes completely useless as a human being, a drain on his friends' and family's resources, and a cause of bankruptcy to his publishers. Unable to feed himself, he is at last only capable of dressing, arranging his hair and perhaps applying a modicum of eye makeup."  (Paged 135)


  1. Very humorous! It sounds like the sort of book one dips into for tidbits. My teasers are from Timeless by Gail Carriger and Dark Eyes by William Richter. Happy reading!

  2. What a fun teaser! I like the sound of this book as well. Thanks for sharing.

    My teaser is here.

  3. This books sounds HILARIOUS! I'm going to look for it in my library too.
    Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

  4. Funny teaser! I have no idea what's going on.
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

  5. An interesting teaser.



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