Friday, November 26, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Eve Bunting book tells the tale of the fabled Irish figure Finn McCool outwitting his Scottish nemesis?

Classics: What Pulitzer Prize-winning poet was portrayed as Japhy Ryder in Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums?

Non-Fiction: What comic pledged to walk New Hampshire "from side to side, and then diagonally" while running for president, in his book Why Not Me?

Book Club: What real-life crime boss plucks Billy Bathgate out of the gutter, in E.L. Doctorow's 1989 novel?

Authors: What pseudonym did author Peter Finlay adopt, representing an escape from his sordid past that left him "Dirty but Clean"?

Book Bag: What detective from Michael Connelly's books was named after a 15th-century Flemish painter?

5 comments:

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

Total shot in the dark on the book bag since I have never read a Michael Connelly book, but Henry Bosch.

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Jeanne!

Jenny said...

I got nothing. But Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Two Giants
Classics: Gary Snyder
Non-Fiction: Al Franken
Book Club: Dutch Schultz
Authors: DBC Pierre
Book Bag: Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch

A tough one this week--thanks for playing!

Avid Reader said...

I missed out on the wonderful Trivial Pursuit because of the holidays! I hope you had a good one.

Jeanne said...

Avid Reader, I did, thanks. This round of trivial pursuit was even harder than usual!