2012-01-14 09:36 pm (UTC)
Genuinely the book right next to me, genuinely the first sentence on page 45. All I can say is, I hope it's wrong.
"Yes," she whispered. "The A-Team was my last hope."
"Here we are," he said, "my friend Frank. He's a mole, and very good at drains"
So I assume it will be much like "confessions of an M15 plumber."
The only sentence on page 45:
"3: Exploding Custard Factories"
Sorting and tramping down freshly picked cotton south of Khartoum, two Sudanese women move deftly and gracefully.
Nearest book to me was a guide to The Laundry RPG: This includes practical applications of Turing's theorem and highly technical subjects such as phase conjugate grammars for extra - dimensional summoning, fractal dimensionality and so on.
Can anyone explain this to me? Do I need special clothing?
Special clothing, yes. Also, a Faraday cage.
Well, the nearest fiction book is the same as last time I did this meme. So you get the nearest actual book...
"An empty statement in Java is written as a single semicolon."
... which is kind of sad really.
However the aforementioned fiction book had this sentence.
"The stairs were carpeted with a tastefully austere matting type of substance"
Drat - nearest book was a brand new moleskein
Take your pick:
"4 electrical appliances can be used simultaneously"
"Waterproof taped seams"
"Fits male and female sockets"
(a CPC catalogue)
cnapan (-au) nm ball, bowl, kind of ball game
(the Collins Welsh Dictionary)
"An area where the implicit quite often needs to be made explicit is in the difference between French and English verb systems, especially the narrative tenses."
At first I thought the nearest 'book' to me wouldn't have a page 45. But then I found it and the first sentence is:
Randy: Can you fit me into your autobiographical porn novel?
Mr Darcy had made a strong plea for leniency in which Sir Selwyn refused to join.
"Ah, no," he said, "you've come here to see our exposed places."
"I think it says, If you have to ask, you can't afford it."
Secrets to the Grave, by Tami Hoag
"That doesn't make you the centre of the universe, however, so kindly don't think it does".
Crikey. Sounds like I'm going a bit S&M all of a sudden.
"The wonderful combination of spinach and cream in this soup could not fail to please even the most fussy guest."
OK, I'm game: 'You could argue we have that with integral comms links'