Monday, April 19, 2004

23:5

As suggested by Terreus I thought I best join the lastest blog 'craze'.
  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

So - from 'Was' by Geoff Ryman:

The hens seemed to explode, running off in all directions.

Not exactly earth shattering! The book tells the story of Dorothy and how she came to live with Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. It is a pretty dark tale and is tied in with a gay man's childhood and his family's movie theatre. I bought it after reading 'Wicked' by Gregory Maguire, and it has a pretty similar theme in so much as the lives of the main characters of 'The Wizard of Oz' are given added depth and history.