Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Book Meme

The lovely David Maybury has tagged me for a book meme. Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

At the moment I'm reading Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley.

"Uh-uh, no. I been paid already an' I guess that comes from you anyway. But what I need is for you to help me understand what's happening. You see, I don't trust your man Albright at all and you can forget the police."

I don't usually read crime novels but this one came recommended. So far I'm enjoying it; the writing is fresh, fast-paced and intelligent. Mosley tackles racial and cultural issues through his protagonist Easy Rawlins, which gives the genre a new lease of life.

I know this meme has been making the rounds for a while, so I tag anyone who fancies giving it a go.


Lane said...

Another book for the list. I just can't resit a recommendation:-)

Lane said...


David said...

Thanks Yvonne - I don't think I've ever been described as lovely.

Devil in a Blue Dress sounds good too... almost lovely.

jen said...

Oooh - must give that a go :-) Another book to add to my growing pile by the bed!

Yvonne said...

Lane, neither can I.

David, well I think you are lovely and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise! ;)

Jen, my TBR pile is threatening to crush me at this stage!

A said...

oh no another book to add to the good reads list! I swear I need an extra four hours a day just to read in!

BTW it's Alix here I've moved blogs :)

Yvonne said...

Hey A good to find you at your new home!

Debs said...

That does look interesting. The meme and the book too.

Yvonne said...

Debs, consider yourself tagged!

HelenMH said...

Very intriguing! Great meme.

Holler said...

I have taken you up on your offer and I have joined in the meme. My contribution is here.