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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

November 4, 2011

Children’s: What popular teen novelist remembered his own Canadian childhood for his final book, Frenchtown Summer?

Classics: What ice-cream heir exposed the barbarity of the “factory farm” in Diet for a New America?

Non-Fiction: What book by poseur Frank Abagnale is subtitled: The Amazing True Story of the Most Extraordinary Liar in the History of Fun and Profit?

Book Club: What Don DeLillo epic recounts the adventures of Hitler Studies professor Jack Gladney?

Authors: What budding Argentinian novelist translated Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince for a local newspaper at the age of nine?

Book Bag: What 1986 sequel brought back the protagonist of The Bourne Identity for another mission?

 

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  1. November 4, 2011 8:12 am

    Okay, you’ve completely defeated me. I don’t know ANY.

  2. November 4, 2011 9:41 am

    Aw! I’ll give you a hint…it was the only Argentinian writer I know…

  3. November 4, 2011 9:50 am

    Non-Fiction: Catch Me if You Can (the book that convinced me that I never wanted to end up in a French jail).

    Book Bag: The Bourne Supremacy?

    This was a tough week!

  4. November 4, 2011 10:06 am

    No clue. And I don’t know any Argentinian writers.

  5. Karen D permalink
    November 4, 2011 11:35 am

    I only know Catch Me If You Can and The Bourne Supremacy (followed later by The Bourne Ultimatum).

    I think I read all three Bourne books when I was….12, or thereabouts. Middle school, anyway. I wonder what my teachers thought, if they thought anything, of my pulling them out to read when I’d finished an assignment early.

  6. November 4, 2011 11:59 pm

    Children’s: Oh! I know this. It’s the guy who wrote the Chocolate War. But what the hell is his name?

    Classics: No idea. Ben? Jerry? Baskin? Robbins? Edy? Breyer? Haagen? Dazs?

    Non-Fiction: Catch Me if You Can

    Book Club: One of my favorites — White Noise. This would make good conference reading. Maybe I’ll stick it in my bag for a reread.

    Authors: No idea.

    Book Bag: Bourne Supremacy? But I’m only guessing from the movie, which is also how I know the non-fiction question.

  7. Karen permalink
    November 7, 2011 7:02 am

    The only Argentinian writer I know is Borges. For what that’s worth.

  8. November 7, 2011 7:09 am

    Borges is the only Argentinian writer I know, too. So it’s worth a guess!

  9. November 7, 2011 7:10 am

    Children’s: Robert Cormier
    Classics: John Robbins
    Non-Fiction: Catch Me If You Can
    Book Club: White Noise
    Authors: Jorge Luis Borges
    Book Bag: The Bourne Supremacy

  10. November 8, 2011 8:09 am

    Cormier! That was bugging the heck out of me.

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