Also, enjoy this meme! I know I did.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
A fourth fictional theme is that changes in human beings are random, absurd, uncaused; that all stories about why people do what they do are pure fiction. In this view, people do things because they do them, for no reason at all. Only when someone else notices what they're doing is there any attempt to explain, and all the explanations are pleasant lies. And if, perhaps, there is some real cause for human change, these stories assert that we'll never know the cause, so there might as well not be one. The works of existential writers like Franz Kafka and Jean-Paul Sartre and the absurdist plays of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter develop this idea.
Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
To be honest, I have a bookshelf on the hutch of my computer, so I grabbed the book that was closest to my head and wasn't a comic book. The first book I grabbed had a picture on page 123. Ironic, no? So this was, technically, the second closest.