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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

May 10, 2013

Children’s: What horror writer sends Chickentown teen Candy Quakenbush into the land of Abarat?

Classics: What new name did Larry McMurtry’s first novel Horseman, Pass By get in 1963, to cash in on a popular Paul Newman movie adaptation?

Non-Fiction: What unique items were featured in Fred Albert’s 1999 photo book, Barkitecture?

Book Club: What Chuck Palahniuk book gets rolling when an angry young man demands of his roommate: “I want you to hit me as hard as you can”?

Authors: What British writer is famed for her strong female characters Martha Quest and Anna Wulf?

Book Bag: What novelist claims her fictional sex-crime prosecutor Alex Cooper is much like herself, only “younger, thinner and blonder”?


5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2013 9:06 am

    Worst yet. The only one I can even guess at is Non-fiction, which is surely about doghouses.

  2. May 10, 2013 10:57 am

    Classics: Hud

    I read about half of this book and got sidetracked and haven’t finished it, yet.

  3. May 11, 2013 12:13 am

    Book Club: Fight Club
    Failing to know Paul Newman’s career well enough to hazard a guess on Classics, I will be returning my Kenyon diploma….

    • May 11, 2013 2:50 pm

      Oh, John. It was so barely before your time that it wasn’t a classic yet; you keep that diploma.

  4. May 13, 2013 9:32 am

    Children’s: Clive Barker
    Classics: Hud
    Non-Fiction: Doghouses
    Book Club: Fight Club
    Authors: Doris Lessing
    Book Bag: Linda Fairstein

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