Sunday, 22 June 2008

I've been tagged!

I don't usually do this kind of thing but got tagged by Neth Space and Fantasy Cafe and I thought it looked like fun...

Grab the nearest book and turn to page 123. Write down the fifth sentence, post it, and then tag 5 others to do this.

The closest book to hand was an advance copy of Peter Brett's 'The Painted Man', a book that Terry Brooks has had plenty of good things to say about. This should give you a fair idea of what kind of fantasy it is; at least that's what I thought until I turned to page 123, counted five sentences down and found...

Gared's hands roamed her body freely, and Leesha let him touch places that only a husband should.

Ok... There's not much more I can say to that...

I feel like I've turned up far too late to tag anyone who hasn't done this already so I'm turning it over to anyone who reads this post! You know what to do. Go to page 123, count five sentences and post the fifth sentence in the comments...

12 comments:

Aidan Moher said...

You win this meme for having the best sentence!

~Aidan
A Dribble of Ink

Samuel said...

That is a pretty good sentence. Hmm, the closest book to me is 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' by Douglas Adams.

"Exactly," said Dirk, "bravo!"

Eerily fits with Aidan's post.

Fuxxy Elf said...

Phantoms of someone's imagination

GRRM's retrospective volume one...a fitting description of this whole game maybe?

Kristen said...

I agree with Aidan - you definitely win for the best sentence! :)

Peter V. Brett said...

My book's not porn, I swear! :)

Graeme Flory said...

I'm the meme winner! :o)

Hey Peter - I'm sure that was just a random fluke...

*Turns to page 380, just to check*

You got lucky ;o) Looking forward to reading 'The Painted Man' very soon!

dangermouse6969 said...

"But as a matter of fact, no."
The nearest book was Trouble by Jesse Kellerman.

MentatJack said...

From The Mirrored Heavens by David J. Williams:

Whatever you're not trying to kill, you're trying to fuck.

Perkunos said...

...soldiers came to London, to seek the Kryfangan, to seek their revenge.

The Devil's Plague by Mark Beynon. Tomes of the Dead book.

David Devereux said...

"The cover had gone astray, the spine had been torn off and perhaps the entire back half of the book was missing."

From 'Memoirs of a Master Forger' by William Heaney. You're definitely still winning.

D.

Anonymous said...

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

"Go to hell, you little fool!"

Anonymous said...

Bit late to the party, but couldn't resist as I've just slapped this on my TBR pile after being reminded of it by this blog.

Graham Joyce's, "The Tooth Fairy".

Then her tongue explored his mouth, probing, slippery, like a live fish.