For some reason, Thursdays have been the hardest days for me to find a topic to blog about. On other days, the problem is usually too many ideas, and not enough time to write about all of them.
Not on Thursdays.
So, when I came across Third Sentence Thursday, it seemed like a great idea!
The idea is to write down the third sentence from whatever book I’m currently reading, and blog my thoughts about it. I figure it’s a good way to get some blog mileage out of my reading list, too.
In a few minutes, when I finally put down the computer and go to bed, I expect to finish the final Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. It’s a mystery novel, fifth in a series about the [totally fictional] North London Peculiar Crimes Unit.
The third sentence:
“It detonated car alarms, hurled house bricks across the street, blew a chimney stack forty feet into the sky, ruptured the eardrums of several tramps, denuded over two dozen pigeons, catapulted a surprised ginger tom through the window of a kebab shop and fired several roofing tiles into the forehead of the Pope, who was featured on a poster for condoms opposite the tube station.”
Now, THAT’s a sentence!
It was a bomb, of course, a left-over relic from the London blitz 40 years before. The blast begins a rollicking romp of a mystery with interesting characters and a twisty plot line…line? Who am I kidding? It’s a plot helix, maybe even a double helix, with twists and turns and flashbacks and leapforwards and odd architectural features and…well…you get the idea. It was a fun read, and I’m going to put the rest of the books in the series on my reading list ASAP.
PS. I felt really sorry for those two dozen denuded pigeons.