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Nearest Book meme

Terrance, I am very late in responding to your book meme. I have been under a tremendous deadline for work, and I've only got a temporary respite, but since I have at least that, I'll use it:

I've done this before, but not quite the variation you described:

Instructions:

1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Mine was Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. The snippet is:
"What is it?" calls August.
"Did Clive feed the cats?"
His face appears in the crack of the flap.


Not exactly the climax of the book. However, I do appreciate being included. :) I'm not going to tag folks, though, because I'm a mite too swamped at the moment to do the follow-up afterwards.

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jasondemotte
Mar. 11th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I know you didn't tag anyone but I did this for my own amusement and it actually is a pretty cool snippet.

From White Night by Jim Butcher:

The skull quivered a little on its wooden shelf, and tiny, nebulous orange lights appeared in its empty eyes. There was a sound like a human yawn, and then the skull turned slightly toward me and asked, "What's up, boss?"
"Evil's afoot."
pointedview
Mar. 11th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Oh, that's much better than mine was! It makes me curious about the book.

Edited at 2008-03-11 04:51 am (UTC)
jasondemotte
Mar. 11th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
It's the latest novel of The Dresden Files series of books. Best way to describe them is Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Marlowe. If you decide to check them out, I suggest starting with the beginning, Storm Front.
pointedview
Mar. 11th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Interesting! Where have I heard that title before? Hmm. I wish something like Netflix existed for books. (Yes, I know I have a local library, but I'm talking about the functionality where they automatically send you the next one when you're done with the previous one.)
jasondemotte
Mar. 11th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
I so totally subscribe to Netbooks service. Though I suspect it wouldn't be practical. I know I can be he'll on paperbacks.

In regards to The Dresden Files there was a series on the Sci-Fi Channel based (somewhat) on the books. The books are better but the tv series has its moments.
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