Tuesday, October 14, 2008

An Afternoon Quickie



I'm in the airport, and no, I'm not figuring on joining the Mile High Club.

Just hanging out and figured I'd do a quick Meme. This one's from Travis over at One Word, One Rung, One Day and it's a simple one: grab the book you are currently reading, flip to page 56, and give us 2 - 5 lines. Since page 56 isn't the best for quotes, I am going out of bounds here and going from page 51. This is an excerpt from Dearly Devoted Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay:

(Dexter is meeting his sister, a police officer, for lunch)

'Because I am an inhuman monster, I tend to be logical, and I had thought that her new assignment would end her martyrdom as Our Lady of Perpetual Grumpiness. Alas, even her transfer to homicide had failed to bring a smile to her face. Somewhere along the way she had decided that serious law enforcement personnel must reshape their faces until they look like large, mean-spirited fish, and she was still working very hard to accomplish this....'

'...She called in her location and status and then sat across from me with a frown.

"Well, Sergeant Grouper," I said as we picked up our menus.

"Is that funny Dexter?"

"Yes," I said, "Very funny. And a little sad, too. Like life itself. Especially your life, Deborah." '

If you haven't read the Dexter novels, I would enthusiastically recommend them. The writing is as enjoyable, if not more so, than the story. Now that's my kind of book!

I still owe JaneyV a meme. Hopefully soon, Janey!

6 comments:

SUV Mama said...

Awesome. Can I steal this meme?
I'm always looking for something cool to read, I'll definitley add this to the list! :) Have a GREAT flight!!

JaneyV said...

I did a version of this meme before but it was the 123 meme. The Dexter books sound riveting. I assume they are what the show is based on?

I look forward to the other thing whenever you get round to it. Meme's are fun!

Tiff said...

I also enthusiastically recommend the Dexter books! Unfortunately the fourth book doesn't come out until next year - but at least the show is back on.

Travis Erwin said...

I'm glad you joined in, but a meme is no replacement for the other kind of quickie.

writtenwyrdd said...

The Dexter books are excellent, indeed.

writtenwyrdd said...

BTW I decided to do this meme and linked back to you and Travis. I added a twist in that I suggested people post 2-5 lines from the first thing they wrote with 56 pages to excerpt from.