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Sun, May. 30th, 2004, 11:01 am
Here's a new book meme-thing for you

This is actually Milorad Pavić's idea:
“For some books I use a kind of divination before starting to read. It is a very old procedure well known in the fifteenth century and earlier. You open the book by putting your fingernail inside and count down the number of lines on the opened page equal to the day (date) of your birth. This is your own life line. Read it and it could have some specific meaning to you personally. Never repeat this ritual in the same book.”

Milorad Pavić

So, from the book I'm currently reading, Iron Council by China Miéville:
"Jacobs had told him, in Lichford, beneath signs to Crawfoot and"

Thu, Nov. 24th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
mesila

"He liftedlifted his head in surprise at a banging noise from the..."

Barrington Bayley, The Zen Gun

Which I just finished reading...
And the author of which you and myself seem to be the only LiveJournallers to bother to list in their interests.

(Adore everything I've read from him so far; this one's downright wack.)