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one of my favourite books one fine day in the middle of the night by christopher brookmyre.

simply put, the book is about a high school reunion that is held on an oil drilling rig (or something like that) and which is hijacked by terrorists. the old students end up becoming hostages and the book becomes this hilarious, satirical action piece, with a washed out comedian al la bill hicks taking central stage. it's a fine thing, that book, and its left in me this idea that high school reunions should be filled with terrorists, machine guns, and punch.

today, i received an email about a ten year high school reunion.

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bodhichitta0
Aug. 3rd, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
I will have to read that book. I think that is the ONLY way high school reunions should be allowed. And ach, you are a youngster--I am a mere two years away from my 20th. Not that I will be going... not unless there are REALLY machine guns. And a good punch, preferably with Absolut.
benpeek
Aug. 5th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
the book is a heap of fun. and yeah, apparently i'm still young. heh. it doesn't feel like it most days, however.
ashamel
Aug. 3rd, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
Just stay home and watch Grosse Pointe Blank instead.
benpeek
Aug. 5th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
a valid suggestion. i got a reply from the girl is running it today, and it was, 'who are you?'

my social standing in the hierarchy of high school remains, i note, completely intact.
ashamel
Aug. 5th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
Or she works for an ISP...
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