02 January 2007

Name That Meme

So, because I'm slack in the auld blog-reading department, despite technological advances back in the summer, I only got round to discovering today that I had been tagged by Amanda for a meme.*

It's as follows:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence
2. Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
4. Name of the book and the author
5. Tag three people

Well, here goes, assuming that means the sixth, seventh, and eighth sentences.
"But you won't"
"Why won't we?"
"Because you won't. It's too obvious and simple. It lacks intrepidness. It was intrepid when you came up with it originally. It is now obvious and simple and dull."
It's from The Names, by Don DeLillo, which, aside from being astonishingly well-observed, is neither obvious, nor simple, nor dull.

I tag Neil, anyway. Liam too. And, um, Rich.

So there.

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