Friday, December 17, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What Ted Hughes story of a misunderstood metal monster, minus its Australia-sized "space bat" nemesis, became an animated movie classic?

Classics: What 1965 Thomas Pynchon novella introduces a heroine with the unlikely name of Oedipa Maas?

Non-Fiction: Who took time off from spinning tales of the high seas to pen Picasso: A Biography and Joseph Banks: A Life?

Book Club: What John Fowles epic brings a Hollywood writer back to Oxford to bury a college chum?

Authors: What novelist was known as Alyssa Rosenbaum in her native St. Petersburg, before changing it to protect her family from Stalinist retribution?

Book Bag: What quadriplegic sleuth uses cohort Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears, in Jeffrey Deaver thrillers?

6 comments:

Karenlibrarian said...

Children's -- I know this one! It's the Iron Giant -- great movie adaptation, done by Brad Bird who later did The Incredibles for Pixar.

Authors -- Ayn Rand?

PS -- did you see that you won my giveaway?

Avid Reader said...

Non-Fiction: Patrick O'Brian

Authors: Ayn Rand

Happy Friday!

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: The Iron Giant
Classics: The Crying of Lot 49
Non-Fiction: This is a total guess, but O'Brian?
Book Club: I can't think of this one. It's someone's kind of generic name.
Authors: Ayn Rand
Book Bag: ?

readersguide said...

1. Ironman
2. Crying of Lot 49
3. Patrick O'Brian
4. ?
5. Ayn Rand
6. Lincoln Rhyme (I totally cheated and looked this one up.)

Jeanne said...

Children's: The Iron Giant, or The Iron Man
Classics: The Crying of Lot 49
Non-Fiction: Patrick O'Brian
Book Club: Daniel Martin
Authors: Ayn Rand
Book Bag: Lincoln Rhyme

This time we got them all, with a little "help" from ReadersGuide!

I did win a book from Karenlibrarian--more on that to come.

Jeanne said...

Oh, I was counting Harriet's "sort of generic name" as getting Daniel Martin!