Friday, July 9, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: Who wrote in Squids Will Be Squids: "Everyone knows frogs can't skateboard, but it's kind of sad that they believe everything they see on TV"?

Classics: What Victorian slang term for "homosexual" featured prominently in an Oscar Wilde title?

Non-Fiction: What former Reagan official fumed about Bill Clinton's resistance to scandal, in The Death of Outrage?

Book Club: What Michael Cunningham epic chronicles the sweat and tears of the dysfunctional Stassos clan?

Authors: What crusty author gradually turned into Roger Micheldene, his disagreeable title character in One Fat Englishman, according to critic David Lodge?

Book Bag: What hard-drinking Lawrence Block hero finally laid off the bottle in Out on the Cutting Edge?


FreshHell said...

Childrens: Jon Scieszka.

As for the're trying to hurt my head.

Amanda said...

Ha! You did accidentally give that question away on my blog! I wouldn't have been able to answer any of your questions without it. Classics: "Earnest"

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Classics: Earnest

Book Club: Flesh and Blood

Good questions.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Jon Sciezka, and I'm willing to believe Earnest, but otherwise I have no idea.

bermudaonion said...

I think I know the answer to the Non-Fiction question! William Bennett

Care said...

Um... I dunno.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Jon Scieszka
Classics: Earnest
Non-Fiction: William Bennett
Book Club: Flesh and Blood
Authors: Kingsley Amis
Book Bag: Matt Scudder

Thanks to FreshHell for first mention of the Children's answer, Amanda for first mention of the Classics answer, Melissa for first mention of the Book Club answer, and Kathy for first mention of the Non-Fiction answer!