1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph
Lovely as a menace to himself was one thing, he considered; foolishly, he refused to believe that he might be in serious danger from the half-breed; he believed that Lovely was a boaster, a coward, and that he would be afraid of the prompt vengeance of Jim's friends. Close your eyes, murmurs her teacher. Gradually he grew calmer. The result was that while a physical map of Golter was a relatively simple depiction of the planet's varied but unremarkable geography, political maps tended to resemble something plucked from the wreckage after an explosion in a paint factory. "It hasn't even begun."
(Well, that's the best that I could do with the five sentences... Sheesh, Iain M Banks sure writes long sentences! My books, for those curious, were Fallen Gods by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman, Against a Dark Background by Iain M BanksThe Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1900-1970 edited by Paula Gunn Allen,, and my favorite book of all time, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.)