Thursday, June 23, 2011

Theme Thursday: Male Person

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*A theme will be posted each week on Thursday
*Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from your current book that features the theme
*Post it and don't forget to mention the author and title of the book
*Event is open for the whole week
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Since we just celebrated Father's Day, she thought it would be only fair to mention the remarkable men who are or have been part of our lives. This week's theme is Male Person.
Here is mine from The Savage Garden by Mark Mills (p. 6):
"I was just thinking," he lied, "that your narrator's a man. Unless she's a woman who happens to play cricket for the village team."
"It's a challenge, I imagine, writing a male narrator."
"You don't think I'm up to it?"
"I didn't say that."
"Four brothers," she said, holding up three fingers.


fredamans said...

Great find!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, I like it! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Shirley said...

With four brothers, she's almost an expert!

Cat said...

That's a good one. Living with four brothers would leave her well qualified for the job.

Ann said...

I'm off to look this book up - it sounds too good not to add to the TBR pile! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

Lauren B said...

Wonderful snippet - great interpretation of the theme.
Here's mine:

Enbrethiliel said...


Four brothers but three fingers? I'm clearly missing the punchline. =/

You know what this reminds me of? That scene in the movie As Good as It Gets, in which Jack Nicholson's author character is approached by a fan who wants to know how he writes women so well. He replies: "I think of a man and then take away reason and accountablity." LOL!!!

What's most interesting to me in the Savage Garden excerpt is that the person challenging the writer character is lying. So he's either just teasing or trying to distract the woman.

Bev Hankins said...

Actually, she holds up three fingers because they've both been indulging in a bit too much wine....

Enbrethiliel said...


That makes more sense. =) Thanks, Bev!

Buffy said...

nice one!

Here's mine: