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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

April 30, 2010

>Children’s: What does The BFG stand for, in Roald Dahl’s 1982 tale?

Classics: What great-grandson of John Adams anonymously published Democracy, a scathing political satire about Washington DC in 1880?

Non-Fiction: Who recalled his years as CIA chief, in the memoir A Look Over My Shoulder?

Book Club: What Jay McInerney novel shows Russell and Corrine Calloway dragged down by Wall Street’s 1987 decline?

Authors: What science-fiction author won the 1982 Marconi Award for his work in radar and communications?

Book Bag: What 26-square-mile island must Cormac O’Connor never leave in order to stay immortal, in Pete Hamill’s novel, Forever?

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  1. April 30, 2010 1:44 pm

    >Classics: Big Friendly Giant (awesome books)Book Club: Brightness Falls

  2. April 30, 2010 1:46 pm

    >classics: Henry AdamsBig Friendly Giant is the only other one I got…

  3. April 30, 2010 1:53 pm

    >Authors: Arthur C. Clarke

  4. April 30, 2010 1:55 pm

    >Authors: Arthur C. ClarkeIt has been a while since I knew one the second that I read it!

  5. April 30, 2010 2:14 pm

    >Childrens: Big Friendly GiantBook Bag: Manhattan??

  6. April 30, 2010 2:23 pm

    >Children's: The Big Friendly Giant (love that book) Book Bag: ManhattanThat's all I got.

  7. April 30, 2010 2:24 pm

    >"Childrens: " is what I meant but really, all of Dahl's should fall under "classics".

  8. April 30, 2010 3:05 pm

    >Children's: Big Friendly GiantBook Bag: Manhattan

  9. April 30, 2010 3:50 pm

    >Big Friendly GiantProbably not Asimov, but that's who comes to mind.Long Island? I seem to remember it being New York…(oh. Now I see that others are saying Manhattan. Well, I'll leave up my honest first guess.)

  10. April 30, 2010 4:22 pm

    >Children's: Big Friendly GianClassics: HenryNon-Fiction: I don't rememberBook Club: Brightness Falls. He wrote about them again in another book after 9/11. Can't remember the name of that one, thoughAuthors: Clarke?Book Bag: No idea. Manhattan?

  11. April 30, 2010 5:51 pm

    >I love these posts, but really I hardly ever know any of the answers! 🙂

  12. April 30, 2010 6:09 pm

    >CC: Big Friendly GiantClassics: Henry AdamsNon Fiction: Don't RememberBook Club: Brightness fallsAuthors: ?Book Bag: ? But it must be Manhattan.

  13. May 2, 2010 12:42 pm

    >Don't know any of these! 🙂 How fun 🙂 I love your trivia posts.

  14. May 3, 2010 12:46 pm

    >Children's: The Big Friendly GiantClassics: Henry AdamsNon-Fiction: Richard HelmsBook Club: Brightness FallsAuthors: Arthur C. ClarkeBook Bag: ManhattanWe missed Helms, but got the rest.The post-9/11 sequel to Brightness Falls is entitled The Good Life. I loved the first, didn't care much for the second.

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