Monday, 18 December 2006

Meme time!

Kathryn Koromilas has tagged me. The instructions:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the book and the author.
5. Tag three people.


1. The Best Australian Essays 2006, Black Inc.
2. Done.
3. "[Patrick Nugent, the young man who had shared the cell with Moordinyi when he died] admits he'd been drinking heavily and sniffing petrol that morning, and it's clear even now he has at best a rudimentary understanding of what is going on. He is labelled a liar by the police lawyers. That evening he goes home and tries to set himself alight."
4. The essay in question is, of course, 'The Tall Man' by Chloe Hooper. It goes from page 111 to page 137. It was originally published in The Monthly, March 2006. Hooper was a winner at the Walkley Awards for this inspiring essay. She followed it up with a sequel in the November issue of the same magazine. I covered the event.
5. Kimbofo at Reading Matters, John Baker, and Meredith Jones at Marrickvillia.


kimbofo said...

Thanks for the tag, Dean. Will do this over next couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Only just found this tag, having just subscribed to technorati. Will do, looks fun.