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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

September 30, 2011

Children’s: What science-fiction author assumed the name Paul French to write children’s novels about Space Ranger Lucky Starr?

Classics: What Kafka opus features a clerk of inquiries, an examining magistrate and a lawyer named Huld?

Non-Fiction: What Pulitzer-winning author chronicles Dr. Paul Farmer’s efforts to wipe out infectious disease in Haiti in Mountains Beyond Mountains?

Book Club: What debut novel won Carolyn Parkhurst Barnes & Noble’s designation as “the new Virginia Woolf”?

Authors: What Welsh-born author of thrillers like Night Over Water and Code to Zero plunks bass in a band called Damn Right I Got the Blues?

Book Bag: What author’s Outlander series is set in the fictional Scottish Highlands locale of Lallybroch?


9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2011 6:42 am

    I know one! The answer to Book Bag is Diana Gabaldon.

  2. Karen permalink
    September 30, 2011 7:00 am

    2: The Trial
    4: The Dogs of Babel
    6: Diana Gabaldon

  3. freshhell permalink
    September 30, 2011 9:01 am

    Non-Fiction: Tracy Kidder! I just finished reading that. I love Kidder. And I’m not kidding. Ba-DUM-chhhhhhh.

  4. September 30, 2011 10:05 am

    Classics: The Trial

    Non-Fiction: Kidder

    Book Bag: Diana Gabaldon

  5. October 1, 2011 12:01 pm

    Oddly enough, I only know the exact three as the other Karen:

    Classics: has to be The Trial by Kafka (still haven’t read it)

    Book Club: The Dogs of Babel (which I have read)

    Book Bag: Diana Gabaldon (also read, but stopped reading the series after about book 4)

  6. Ron permalink
    October 1, 2011 5:53 pm

    Children’s: Isaac Asimov

  7. October 3, 2011 8:33 am

    And…all of you are right!

    Children’s: Isaac Asimov
    Classics: The Trial
    Non-Fiction: Tracy Kidder
    Book Club: The Dogs of Babel
    Authors: Ken Follett
    Book Bag: Diana Gabaldon

  8. Karen D permalink
    October 3, 2011 9:07 am

    No one got Follett, eh? I certainly had no idea!

  9. October 3, 2011 9:25 am

    I tried to read a Ken Follett book once, and didn’t like it. I thought it was badly written, and wondered why he has so many fans. I wonder if it could have been a later book, and he was better in his prime.

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