Monday, May 05, 2008

Cassilis: The Great Literature Tag Game


Liam of the always interesting Cassilis blog has tagged me to perform the following:

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

Just to mix things up a bit I'll stick strictly to the script and not reveal the name of my book.

And afterward they will not be helped. Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they grasp) a rope from God and a rope from men. They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them.

I have changed one word in the translation for an equivalent. There were no books on my desk when I opened the post.

If I had gone left I might have got the The Skeptical Environmentalist, 24 Hour Party People or British Hit Singles.

But as I went right I landed on this one, with near misses a Sarah Brown cookbook and The New Mother Syndrome. Both shelves being rather like one of those library trolleys of returned but not shelved books,

Let me see. Whom shall I tag then?

Rupa Huq, Will Parbury, John Hirst, Iain Dale, Fluxlist

The latter (a group of 100 or so artists etc) because this script reminds me of Fluxus happenings and their scripts.

4 comments:

rupahuq said...

Was tagged by Paul Burgin last week and told him that the nearest book was the Argos catalogue. Today it's one from downmarket equivalent Wilkinson. On the said page are surge protected extension leads and a scart lead.

Chris Paul said...

This will not do Doctor. There will be a nearest real book too. Do you recognise my text by the way?

Duncan Hall said...

I'm guessing either the Koran or the Bible, but it'll probably turn out to be some Sci Fi thing now!

Chris Paul said...

Well done Duncan. It is indeed an edition of the Qu'ran published by the Dean Godsen demonised Islamic Cultural Centre NW8 ans as I recall first handed to me by a Hizb_ut_Tahrir volunteer at the London demonstration of 15 02 03.

A few verses before it has a rather extraordinary passage about whitened and blackened faces which would not have past the PCs into any bible.

The whitened ones go to heaven. An alternative to the old sheep and goats metaphor.