Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tagged (the other sort)

Meesa bin tagged by HMHB

1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
The Reavers by George MacDonald Fraser.

A hilarious borders burlesque by the bestselling author of The Flashman Papers.

2. Open the book to Page 123 and quote the 5th sentence.
"For plainly Operation Heretic had developed a stutter, with La Infamosa, the impostor and Clnzh in the grip of huskies who might well, Fray Bentos reasoned, be plain-clothes rozzers, a theory supported by the presence of whistle-blowing lawmen."

3. Post the next 3 sentences.
"What had gone wrong he couldn't guess, but it called for swift evasion on his part - his hopes for the prize spot were up the spout, anyway. With a mutter of "Ah'm outa heah!", the clerkly conspirator rushed through the orchestra, dropping his small change in the pianist's glass, and disappeared behind the curtain shielding the secret stair to the Priest's Hole Suite."

4. Tag 5 people.
errrm...
Madame Cyn
Yellow Box of Doom
The Gnomad
El Casareño Inglés
An Englishman in Dubai

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4 comments:

i*maginate said...

I beat you to it by tagging Aaron, ok?

Is this book available in the shops, or would I have to click my fingers for it?

i*maginate said...

(note didn't rd prev posts when writing this comm...)

Grumpy Goat said...

I found the paperback copy in Gatwick Airport duty free. I have tried in vain to find it locally. Amazon?

Keefieboy said...

Fray Bentos? Come on...

 

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