Quiz: The Answers
classic book from 1962 takes its title from the poem, in four cantos, that appears at the
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
2. A young killer gives himself away by later mentioning to a surviving,
but crippled, victim the name of a manuscript on the desk at the time of the killings.
This manuscript gives its odd name to the book. In the film version the killer reveals
himself by singing a Gene Kelly song.
3. This title takes its name from the meat cellar where the protagonist is sent. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut Jr
4. Transgressive writer who unravels the psyches of his
young, gay characters had a cult hit with this title last year.
5. Coming from a prolific American author, who won an
award for the novel, this one-word title consists of an object pronoun.
6. Odd traveling companions one American, one British - gave similar titles to their books. A clue to the two titles: find the authors surnames: the American shares part of his with the last part of a monster maker; the Brit - colorful, envious rookie?
American title: Travels with
Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
7. Bad day for thousands of possibly very flummoxed
sci-fi fans who thought they were buying the book of the awful flag-waving film.
9. These novels carry the same title and came out nearly the same year, but her book was about serial killers, started off in London and ended up in New Orleans, while his book was set in London, Paris and Munich in the 40s and 50s and dealt with the obsessive quest for a vanishing woman. Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite and Robert Irwin
10. This Scottish, not Welsh, author must have been a
little miffed when the title he chose for his third novel was the same as a hit U.S. TV
show, a family drama set in New Jersey, which had just arrived in the UK to
much media attention thanks to its violent nature and colorful language. Name the title. The Sopranos by Alan Warner
Sun and Moon Titles
11. Also a fiesta? The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
12. You wont find sex with car wreck victims in this WWII semi-autobiography set in the Far East. Empire of the Sun by J.G Ballard
13. The second in critically acclaimed sci-fi detective series co-starring the android R. Daneel Olivaw. The Naked Sun by Issac Asimov
14. "Undoubtedly much too good to win the Booker
prize" was one comment for this book that should really come with a piece of smoked
glass for those stupid enough to literally follow the title.
15. A sprightly author won the Booker with this title.
16. A diamond, which gives the book its title, is stolen. Regarded as the first detective novel. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
17. Collection of this authors early (30s and 40s)
moon related sci-fi stories. Did it give David Bowie an idea for a song title?
18. Inspired by the seedier side of Paul Gauguin, this
title also mentions an obsolete British coin. The Moon and
Sixpence by Somerset Maugham
19. Everybody was talking about it a couple years ago;
theres this scene where a guy hallucinates about an escaped turd?
the commie one about Napoleon and pigs
21. The one that has a really gross, obnoxious hero.
Title sounds like something to do with the American Civil War. Young author, killed
himself cause no one would publish it. Does that help?
22. ..um M? L? Its a letter of the alphabet by that real reclusive guy V by Thomas Pynchon
23. . . . theres this Indian, a bunch of nuts and Rat Shit? One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
24. You know, the one that came out recently about the
little kid in a lifeboat with a tiger...
25. Its a collection of stories that came out last
year is all I know. The Barcelona Review published a story from it called The
Beginnings of Grief. Really brill. You Are Not A
Stranger Here by Adam Haslett
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