Monday, June 16, 2008

One, Two, Three

Jayme Lynn Blaschke has tagged me with the 123 meme, the one where you pick up the nearest book, turn to page 123, and blog the fifth sentence on the page. Little did Jayme know how easy this would be for me. The nearest book is one that was waiting in the mail when I got home yesterday. I put it on the computer desk so I'd remember to do eBay feedback. The book is High Dive by Frank O'Rourke, and the reason it's so easy to do the meme thing is that the book has no page 123. It's only 117 pages long. They don't make 'em like that anymore! I'll be reading the book eventually, and you can be sure I'll report on it here.

6 comments:

  1. "I'm sorry," she said, "you should go out and have fun, David."

    Daughter of Darkness; Ed Gorman

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  2. "I hadn't done much shooting before, but being close, I hit him in the chest, and he fell backward, dropping the bag, oozing red down the front of his shirt."

    A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir; Megan Abbott (ed.)
    Story: The Big O by Vicki Hendricks

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  3. I sat myself down, weak as a baby child.

    The Lost and The Lurking; Manly Wade Wellman

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  4. "The cowboys and Indians got together to battle injustice in this Western, which starred John Lupton as Indian agent Tom Jeffords and Michael Ansara as Apache Chief Cochise."

    - summary of the TV show Broken Arrow from The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946-Present (Third Edition); Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh

    Hardly great literature but it's probably a better sentence than you'd find in the second closest book, Total Baseball.

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  5. Anonymous7:17 AM

    "You're worthless," I said, as I rubbed my hand along his side.

    Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault


    Jeff

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  6. Anonymous7:17 AM

    "You're worthless," I said, as I rubbed my hand along his side.

    Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault


    Jeff

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