Monday, February 11, 2008

Book Meme

The Apostate has tagged me for the Book Meme, and I'm informed my participation is mandatory. The rules are:
  1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the 5th Sentence.
  4. Post the next 3 sentences.
  5. Tag 5 people.

The book is Again, Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison. Page 123 puts us in the middle of Ursula K. LeGuin's scathing and disturbing indictment of colonialism and imperialism, The Word for World is Forest.
He could run away, make a break for it, they didn't dare kill him. The blades were polished, leaf-shaped, sharp as razors. The noose tugged gently at his neck.
Since I'm burned out on memes, I won't tag anyone. If you want to participate, feel free.


  1. I thought, "Ooo, what fun!" But the nearest book of over 123 pages is "Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate" by Bruce Jansson. I think I'll spare everyone.

  2. I won't spare anyone since this requires no thought.
    From The Writings of Yves Klein:

    Very important: The idea of lyricism is regained.
    Opposition between the essentially affective ritual power of color and the rationalizing symbolism of graphic art.
    The history of art is the soul of the history of nations.

    Not very coherent, even for Klein.

    Yours was very good, though, and I'm going to seek that story out.


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