Sunday, 15 June 2008

Tag Time

I had gone on an overseas trip and returned after two weeks, Wednesday morning. On a long journey, a big fat book—invariably fiction—is my usual companion. Normally I choose fast-paced, racy thrillers, which move faster than the airplane you are sitting on, if you know what I mean. This time was no exception; the book I chose was Michael Connelly’s “The Overlook.” Timing it to a nicety, I finished the book at Dusseldorf airport, while waiting for my flight to Dubai.

The book comes in handy, now that Ideasmith has ensnared me in a tag that has been going around the blogosphere the past one week. The tag instructs you to:

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

As the fifth sentence by itself may not make much sense, I have cheated slightly and started with the second sentence of page 123 and the passage reads something like this:

“The light was just beginning to enter the sky. The marine layer was coming in thick and grey, deepening the shadows in the streets. It made the place look like a city of ghosts and that was fine with Bosch. It matched his outlook…”

A bit clunky, you think? Maybe. But Connelly’s thrillers are generally well-plotted and the main protagonist—Detective Harry Bosch of LAPD—cynical, embittered and yet naïvely searching for that perfect relationship is an endearing character with all his failings.

Who do I tag? Umm…let’s see.

OK. I tag Meena, Vijay, Amrita, Gypsy and Philip.

Amen.

1 comment:

MAN IN PAINTING said...

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me too blog.
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bye.

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