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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

December 17, 2010

>Children’s: What Ted Hughes story of a misunderstood metal monster, minus its Australia-sized “space bat” nemesis, became an animated movie classic?

Classics: What 1965 Thomas Pynchon novella introduces a heroine with the unlikely name of Oedipa Maas?

Non-Fiction: Who took time off from spinning tales of the high seas to pen Picasso: A Biography and Joseph Banks: A Life?

Book Club: What John Fowles epic brings a Hollywood writer back to Oxford to bury a college chum?

Authors: What novelist was known as Alyssa Rosenbaum in her native St. Petersburg, before changing it to protect her family from Stalinist retribution?

Book Bag: What quadriplegic sleuth uses cohort Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears, in Jeffrey Deaver thrillers?

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  1. December 17, 2010 12:59 pm

    >Children's — I know this one! It's the Iron Giant — great movie adaptation, done by Brad Bird who later did The Incredibles for Pixar. Authors — Ayn Rand?PS — did you see that you won my giveaway?

  2. December 17, 2010 2:37 pm

    >Non-Fiction: Patrick O'BrianAuthors: Ayn RandHappy Friday!

  3. December 17, 2010 3:13 pm

    >Children's: The Iron GiantClassics: The Crying of Lot 49Non-Fiction: This is a total guess, but O'Brian?Book Club: I can't think of this one. It's someone's kind of generic name. Authors: Ayn RandBook Bag: ?

  4. December 17, 2010 5:18 pm

    >1. Ironman2. Crying of Lot 493. Patrick O'Brian4. ?5. Ayn Rand6. Lincoln Rhyme (I totally cheated and looked this one up.)

  5. December 20, 2010 2:12 am

    >Children's: The Iron Giant, or The Iron ManClassics: The Crying of Lot 49Non-Fiction: Patrick O'BrianBook Club: Daniel MartinAuthors: Ayn RandBook Bag: Lincoln RhymeThis time we got them all, with a little "help" from ReadersGuide!I did win a book from Karenlibrarian–more on that to come.

  6. December 20, 2010 2:12 am

    >Oh, I was counting Harriet's "sort of generic name" as getting Daniel Martin!

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