Sam at The Life and Times of Me! has tagged me for this meme. The rules are:
- Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
- Open the book to page 123
- Find the fifth sentence
- Post the next three sentences
- Tag five people
The nearest book was The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham, which I’™d just finished reading.
This passage on page 123 tells of Stroeve’™s reaction to his wife’s death:
‘œHe was absolutely exhausted. His volubility had left him at last, and he sank down wearily on my sofa. I felt that no words of condolence availed, and I let him lie there quietly.’
The Moon and Sixpence was inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin. This quote from the back cover sums it up:
‘œThe Moon and Sixpence is at once a satiric caricature of Edwardian mores and a vivid portrayal of the mentality of genius.’
More about this book will follow in another post.
I do find it difficult to tag other people and I know that a variation of this meme has done the rounds a few months ago. So if you’re reading this and want to do the meme please consider yourself tagged. If you do please let me know.