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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

April 5, 2013

Children’s: What plant magically emerges from the weeds, in Joanna Oppenheim’s Mexican yuletide fable?

Classics: What Irving Stone opus finds poor Michelangelo nearly blinded by paint dripping from the Sistine Chapel ceiling?

Non-Fiction: What Ian Frazier bestseller recounts his 25,000-mile van tour of the middle of America?

Book Club: What novel by Christopher Bram about horror film director James Whale was the basis for the movie Gods and Monsters?

Authors: What New Yorker moved to Paris in 1928, on money his wife June collected from her “admirers”?

Book Bag: What author created ex-spy Ted Mundy, trying to get over the end of the Cold War with the help of his old pal Sasha, in Absolute Friends?

 

 

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  1. April 5, 2013 8:11 am

    I am guessing a poinsettia is the plant? Only because it is Mexican + Christmas. And the Irving Stone novel I know only because, back when I adored Mary Stewart’s Gothic novels, I would always see Irving Stone’s novels on the library shelf below: Lust for Life (about Van Gogh) and The Agony and the Ecstasy (about Michelangelo). I liked those titles.

    And I don’t know any of the other ones.

  2. April 5, 2013 8:27 am

    Children’s: Poinsettia

    Classics: The Agony and the Ecstasy — I read that when I was in middle school, mainly for the hyperdramatic title.

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Father of Frankenstein

    Authors: Henry Miller, I think

    Book Bag: ?

  3. April 5, 2013 8:52 am

    I got nothing. :/

  4. April 5, 2013 12:25 pm

    Non Fiction — well, it’s Great Plains, but I think it’s funny that the first title of his that I could remember was Travels in Siberia — which is a really good book.

  5. Rita D permalink
    April 5, 2013 12:31 pm

    Wow! This is a hard one! I only know two of the six!

  6. April 8, 2013 10:40 am

    These are really tough – I don’t know any of them.

  7. April 9, 2013 7:12 am

    Children’s: The poinsettia
    Classics: The Agony and the Ecstasy
    Non-Fiction: Great Plains
    Book Club: Father of Frankenstein
    Authors: Henry Miller
    Book Bag: John le Carre

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