Friday, May 21, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What popular title character did E.B. White dream up while doing a little snoozing on a train?

Classics: What war story did Ernest Hemingway refer to as his "Romeo and Juliet novel"?

Non-Fiction: Whose doomed relationship to poet Ted Hughes does Diane Middlebrook delve into, in a book titled Her Husband?

Book Club: What Ian McEwan tale features four orphaned kids who hide their mum's corpse in the cellar?

Authors: What Bellevue intern, forced to leave medicine when stricken with tuberculosis, wrote the award-winning novel The Moviegoer?

Book Bag: What Cimmerian warrior first appeared in print during the 1930s, on the pages of Weird Tale magazine?

8 comments:

FreshHell said...

Sylvia Plath and Walker Percy. As for the book club one....EW? I'm not sure I want to know.

Harriet said...

Children's: Stuart Little
Classics: A Farewell to Arms
Non-Fiction: Sylvia Plath
Book Club: I can't think of the name of this one, but it's an old one -- maybe from the 70s? And it was made into a movie, which I saw part of. Something about cement...Okay, I'm going to look it up now because it's driving me crazy
Authors: Walker Percy -- but you probably already knew I'd get that one!
Book Bag: ??

Betty (Beth) said...

These are both guesses:

Childrens: Charlotte (probably wrong)
Classics: In Love and War

And that Book Club question is crazy! I'm going to have to check that story out.

Karen said...

Stuart Little

It's not _The Sun Also Rises_...c'mon....probably _A Farewell to Arms_

Sylvia Plath

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Avid Reader said...

Children's: Stuart Little

Classics: For Whom the Bell Tolls (guessing here)

Non-Fiction: Sylvia Plath

Book Club: The Cement Garden

I did pretty good on this one!

Mrs. Vincent said...

I couldn't even get the children's one on this one. I do love E.B. White, though!!!

Ron Griggs said...

The last is Conan the Barbarian, whose stories were chronicled by Robert E. Howard. Howard also killed himself at age 30, though he does not seem to have become a Tragic Figure like Sylvia Plath.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Stuart Little
Classics: A Farewell to Arms
Non-Fiction: Sylvia Plath
Book Club: The Cement Garden
Authors: Walker Percy
Book Bag: Conan the Barbarian

Collectively, again, we got them all. I thought "Cimmerian" was a good clue for the Conan question. And yes Harriet, I did expect you to get the Walker Percy one!