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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

August 12, 2011

Children’s: What villain in Lemony Snicket stories has only one eyebrow to furl?

Classics: What Christopher Marlowe play tells of a scholar who sells his soul in exchange for magical powers?

Non-Fiction: What Monty Python album led the list of five authors who sought to answer the title question Who Murdered Chaucer in a 2003 book?

Book Club: Who tells the tales of three generations of Native American women, in Yellow Raft in Blue Water?

Authors: What St. Louis-born author of The Crisis and The Crossing is often mistaken for a noted British statesman who outlived him?

Book Bag: What novel, inspired by John Grisham’s Arkansas childhood, came with a warning to his fans: “There is not a single lawyer, dead or alive, in this story”?

 

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  1. August 12, 2011 7:35 am

    Children’s: Count Olaf.

    Classics: What Christopher Marlowe play tells of a scholar who sells his soul in exchange for magical powers?

    Non-Fiction: Album? I know a lot of Monty Python, but not the albums.

    Book Club: Michael Dorris

    Authors: Winston Churchill

    Book Bag: ?

  2. August 12, 2011 2:18 pm

    I know a lot of these!

    Most of which Harriet has noted, but number 2 is Doctor Faustus and number 6, I think, is A Painted House.

    I don’t know the monty python one, and, for the record, i didn’t know the Winston Churchill one, either.

  3. August 12, 2011 4:10 pm

    Children’s: Count Olaf

    Classics: Dr. Faustus

    Book Bag: A Painted House

  4. August 13, 2011 8:33 am

    Educated guesses for all six:

    Children’s — Count Olaf

    Nonfiction — Michael Palin?

    Book Club — Louise Erdrich

    Classics — Faust?

    Authors — my first guess was Cormac McCarthy but he’s still alive so that must be wrong.

    Book Bag — A Painted House

  5. August 15, 2011 8:13 am

    A lot of good guesses, ladies!

    Children’s: Count Olaf
    Classics: Doctor Faustus
    Non-Fiction: Terry Jones
    Book Club: Michael Dorris
    Authors: Winston Churchill
    Book Bag: A Painted House

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