Friday, September 17, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What children's classic stars a hungry creature who chomps an apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries and five oranges?

Classics: What story starts: "Marley was dead, to begin with"?

Non-Fiction: What Jimi Hendrix album did his bassist Noel Redding pick for his autobiography?

Book Club: Who contrasts 36 hours in the life of troubled "hex" Raitliffe with a potentially devastating atomic chain-reaction, in his novel Purple America?

Authors: What author of Strangers on a Train adopted the pseudonym Claire Morgan in the staid 1950s to write a lesbian love story, The Price of Salt?

Book Bag: What Liverpudlian saw his story The Hellbound Heart adapted for the silver screen as Hellraiser?

10 comments:

Alison said...

Children's: The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Classics: A Christmas Carol

Non-Fiction: Are You Experienced?

Karen said...

Very Hungry Caterpillar (who eats a nice green leaf the next day, to soothe his aching tummy)

A Christmas Carol

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: And one nice green leaf -- The very hungry caterpillar.

Classics: A Christmas Carol

Non-Fiction: Are You Experienced?

Book Club: ?

Authors: Highsmith

[Uncategorized]: I know this is someone I know, but I can't remember whom

Jeanne said...

Harriet, sorry the uncategorized one is Book Bag. I've fixed it now.

Betty (Beth) said...

Holy cow! I know more than one! :-)

Childrens: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Classics: A Christmas Carol

Amy said...

The only one I can even guess at is the Classic might be A Christmas Carol?

Avid Reader said...

Children's: The Very hungry Caterpillar.

Classics: A Christmas Carol

Authors: Patricia Highsmith (I knew this one because I just read something about that in a review of The Talented Mr. Ripley).

Memory said...

Classics: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Book Bag: Clive Barker?

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Classics: A Christmas Carol
Non-Fiction: Are You Experienced?
Book Club: Rick Moody
Authors: Patricia Highsmith
Book Bag: Clive Barker

None of us have ever heard of Clive Moody or his novel Purple America, but collectively we got the rest!

Jeanne said...

Sorry, I just confused myself. None of us have heard of Rick Moody is what I meant to say.