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21 May 2004 @ 02:51 pm
From _megalomania_

1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the small town of Meung, the birthplace of the author of the 'Romance of the Rose,' appeared to be in a state of revolution, as complete as if the Huguenots were to make a second siege of La Rochelle. Nor can they take thinking to its limit and contemplate their own demise. They reached an upper landing and followed a corridor. My guess is he was clever the same way everybody thinks they're clever. Hired a band and everything.

Book One: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Book Two: Big Questions in Science edited by Harriet Swain
Book Three: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Book Four: Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
Book Five: He Died with a Felafel in his Hand by John Birmingham
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