Friday, April 30, 2010

The Friday 56, What's So Funny?

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The book this week is What's So Funny? by Donald Westlake. It's one from his Dortmunder series. I like Westlake, especially his Dortmunder books which are comic crime novels, in case you didn't already know.

The sentence:

"I don't understand," she admitted. "What's wrong?"

"I know about banks," he told her. "When it comes to money, they are very serious. They got no sense of humor at all. You ever been down to this vault?"

With Dortmunder usually everything is wrong, like being forced to break into a vault that he doesn't know how to break into. Ah, well, sometimes it isn't easy having a reputation of being a master thief.

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