Monday, 17 August 2009

So many books ...

Right so try to find from which five books I have lifted the five sentences that make up this paragraph:
It was the day my grandmother exploded. When I went out, Auntie was waiting in the upstairs hall with a chore for me. The Russian soldier thrust his face into the rear of the truck. She removed the cigarette, flicked the ash on the floor behind her, and leaned into the counter. "Where have I heard that before?"
For the record, I'm currently struggling with The Satanic Verses. But often seek refuge in A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil which is easier and funnier by far.

3 comments:

Tim Allen said...

First one is from "The Crow Road" by Iain Banks. One of my favorites from Me Banks along with "Espedair Street".

Dunno about the rest of them. I'm not well read enough!

Zhu said...

I really don't know which books it's from, despite all my literature studies! :D

the fly in the web said...

Never mind books, we've won the Ashes!