AVPS has tagged me in a book meme and I thought I'd give it a go. The meme is to pick sentences six to eight on page 123 of the nearest book, write them down, and then tag five others with the meme. I will not, of course, be tagging others in accordance with my usual practice - although you are welcome to tag yourself in the comments.
Whilst AVPS's selection contains the delightful "It then becomes possible to proclaim a completely rhetorical and mystifying subjectivism-voluntarism." mine appears to be less high brow, and rather clunky (which may or may not be the fault of the translation);
"As he kissed, a sudden sharp pang struck within him and he breathed in sharply, withdrawing. A sudden, darkly powerful sense of guilt had struck home; he responded pruidishly, tearing himself from her arms."Taken from The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh.
Bao Ninh served with the Glorious 27th Youth Brigade during the American War in Vietnam. Of the five hundred who set out to fight Bao Ninh was one of only ten survivors.