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24 February 2008

Literary meme

Too lazy to write something real

Just saw this meme at Kat's blog and saw graffic following it. As I was just reading a book and got lazily up to check on everybody's blog, it's too easy to follow this one for me. Here are the instructions:

  1. Pick up the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence/phrase.
  4. Write the next four sentences/phrases together with these instructions.
  5. Don't dig through your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
  6. Pass it to six friends.

The book I'm reading at the moment is "The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami. It's long enough, and as I'm just reading it there is no need to chose anything or any temptation to violate rule 5. It's also the closest book even physically, as I carried it over to the computer table. I'm also into "The Difference Engine" by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, but I'm bored by it - I'm a Gibson fan and this one just isn't a Gibson. "The Difference Engine" is physically about 5cm from the "Chronicle". So the strange japanese book it is.

Let's see what Mr. Murakami has to tell us on page 123:

"He's thinking of running for office. In fact he's just about decided to do it"

"Running for office?!" This came as such a shock to me, I could hardly speak for a moment.

I don't know what these sentences are about, as I haven't read that far yet. I can sense who they are talking about, and get the general spirit from the buildup I've read through, but that's about it. It's interesting though, like when you read through a book and come across that passage you had read while flipping through the book in the book store.

I'll follow both Kat and graffic in passing up on step 6 though. If anybody wants to, just pick this meme up.

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