Friday, October 1, 2010

The Friday 56, Jennifer Government

* 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.

This week the book is Jennifer Government by Max Barry. Everything has been privatized, the police have to find funding in order to fight crime and people take the last name of the company they work for. Hey, you might have to provide a credit card number before the ambulance will agree to come to your aid but at least there are no more taxes.

The sentence:

“I tell you, those Founding Fathers knew their s**t.”

I’m sure they would be happy to hear he thought so.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Forgot to on my name for the link!

lulilut said...

Thanks for including a brief summary - this sounds really interesting.
Here's mine: