Monday, August 4, 2008

Book Tag

Monday, August 4, 2008

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123.
3. Find the first five sentences.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag as many people as you want.

The Book:

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)

The Sentences:

My father was born to contend but also to protect, and to inflict damage on an enemy didn’t make his sprits soar as it did his older brother’s (not to mention all the rest of the brutal entrepreneurial machers.) There were the bosses and there were the bossed, and the bosses usually were bosses for a reason—and in business for themselves for a reason, whether the business was construction or produce or the rabbinate or the rackets. It was the best they could come up with to remain unobstructed—and, in their own eyes, unhumiliated—not least by the discrimination of the Protestant hierarchy that kept ninety-nine percent of the Jews employed by the dominant corporation uncomplainingly in their place.

I was tagged by
Artemis. Now I’m tagging Martha and Nina.

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