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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

September 23, 2011

Children’s: What famed Manhattan museum do Claudia and Jamie make their home-away-from-home in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler?

Classics: What 1961 novel was populated by generals named Dreedle, Peckem and Scheisskopf?

Non-Fiction: What city’s 1893 World’s Fair and the serial killer who stalked it were dissected in Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City?

Book Club: What T.C. Boyle tale of a California commune was named for a real-life commune in Colorado?

Authors: What heavyweight children’s author told the magazine Fat! So? “I get a certain glee in putting fat people in what amount to heroic settings”?

Book Bag: What inventive Mississippi wit envisions a woman raped by a walrus in The Tennis Handsome?




15 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    September 23, 2011 7:36 am

    I really only know the Classics this time: Catch-22.

  2. September 23, 2011 8:08 am

    Children’s: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Non-Fiction: That city by a lake that starts with a C, ends with an O, and has a great big HICAG in the middle.
    Author: at a guess, Daniel Pinkwater?

  3. September 23, 2011 8:27 am

    Trying to remember the name of the mystery I read in which a woman gets drowned by a dolphin with whom she was attempting to copulate.

    • September 23, 2011 8:47 am

      lemming, I thought of that too! What IS that book? I didn’t think it was a mystery, though.

      • Alison permalink
        September 23, 2011 9:16 am

        I am forgetting the name of the book, too, but it was a Sharyn McCrumb.

    • September 24, 2011 4:49 am

      I’ve read this also! Can’t remember the title for the life of me. The bit with the dolphin was too strange.

  4. September 23, 2011 9:08 am

    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Catch 22
    TC Boyle – Drop City? I’ve read a number of his books but I’m not sure about this one.

  5. September 23, 2011 10:40 am

    Children’s: The MET! Love that book.

    Classics: Catch-22

    Non-Fiction: Chicago (I can’t wait to read Larson’s new book)

  6. September 23, 2011 1:09 pm

    I know these! But the ones I know people have already guessed: the Met, Catch22, Chicago, -, Pinkwater (it must be), -.

    Safe travels, Jeanne.

  7. September 24, 2011 3:18 pm

    I know the first three that everyone else guessed. But not the latter three that nobody else knew either.

  8. September 26, 2011 7:52 am

    Freshhell and Unfocused me guessed right on two of those latter three!

  9. September 26, 2011 7:53 am

    Children’s: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Classics: Catch-22
    Non-Fiction: Chicago
    Book Club: Drop City
    Authors: Daniel Pinkwater
    Book Bag: Barry Hannah

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