[meme] Fifth sentence, page 123

I’m not so much with the memes any more, for the most part, but in this case the result was so funny I went with it. I’ve been tagged by Matt Staggs to grab any book, go to page 123, find the fifth sentence, and blog it. Then tag five people.

So I grabbed the first book I could find that a) wasn’t written by me, and b) I had bought on purpose. (I get sent a lot of books in the mail.)

“I repeat: do you really believe this is crap?”
The Throne of Saturn, Alan Drury, Doubleday, 1970

Is that a question an author wants their readers asking themselves?



One thought on “[meme] Fifth sentence, page 123

  1. tetar says:

    “He was pleased.” – One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Bantam, 1973

    “Of all the things that pleased and charmed me about her, the prettiest and most characteristic was her rapid changes from the deepest seriousness to the drllest merriment, and this without doing herself the least violence, with the facility of a gifted child.” – Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse, Bantam, 1970

    “As it turned out, however, that he only wanted me for a dramatic lay-figure, to be contradicted and embraced and wept over and bullied and clutched and stabbed and knocked about in a variety of ways, I soon declined that course of instruction; though not until Mr. Walpole in his poetic fury had severely mauled me.” — Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, Signet, 1963

    “Did he SAY anything?” — Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Dell, 1971

    “I am sure she can have no objection.” –Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Dell, 1973

    “Mrs. Brown wants to give us some opinions.” — Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, Bantam, 1978

    –I’d say this one’s not very synchronistic. I”d advise the 3rd, 7th, or 9th sentence on the 33rd page of every third book on your shelves myself.


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