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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

June 28, 2013

Children’s: What type of dog is the ticking Tock, who wears a clock face on his side, in The Phantom Tollbooth?

Classics: What H.G. Wells novel is set partly in the year 802701, in the land of the Eloi people?

Non-Fiction: Who did Maureen Dowd dub “Forrest Gump, historian,” for inserting fictional versions of himself and his family into the biography Dutch?

Book Club: What epic Tony Kushner play was issued in two parts, Millenium Approaches and Perestroika?

Authors: Whose collection Atrocity Exhibition was first printed in 1970, only to have its entire press run destroyed by a horrified Nelson Doubleday?

Book Bag: What paper published Our Dumb Century, with 100 years of fictional headlines like “Cambodia to Switch to Skull-Based Economy”?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen D permalink
    June 28, 2013 8:37 am

    A WatchDog
    The Time Machine
    ?
    ?
    ?
    The Onion

  2. lemming permalink
    June 28, 2013 8:40 am

    1) Watchdog

    2) Time Machine

    3) Edmund Morris

    4) Angels in America

    6) The Onion

    You have no idea how annoyed I am that I have no idea about #5! Usually these cards have me thoroughly stumped, and today I am so close…

  3. June 28, 2013 8:53 am

    Children’s: A Watchdog!

    Classics: The Time Machine

    Book Club: Angels in America (I just mentioned this one on my blog last week!)

  4. freshhell permalink
    June 28, 2013 9:54 am

    A watchdog, The Time Machine, The Onion.

  5. June 28, 2013 10:22 am

    Children’s: A watchdog!

    Classics: The Time Machine

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Angels in America

    Authors: ? I just thought it was a Joy Division song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3suV4k7gF0

    Book Bag: The Onion

  6. June 28, 2013 4:58 pm

    A watchdog, The Time Machine, Angels in America, The Onion. That’s all I got! As usual the same ones that everyone else knew. 😛

  7. July 1, 2013 8:17 am

    Children’s: A watchdog
    Classics: The Time Machine
    Non-Fiction: Edmund Morris
    Book Club: Angels in America
    Authors: J.G. Ballard
    Book Bag: The Onion

  8. July 5, 2013 4:27 pm

    Sigh. I love the Onion.

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