Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia is endlessly entertaining.

Here are a couple of his "Hot Off the Press" lurid literary headlines.

Can you name the book, author and character?

KING KILLS HIS FATHER,
THEN MARRIES WOMAN OLD ENOUGH TO BE HIS MOTHER -
AND SHE IS!

GARAGE OWNER STALKS AFFLUENT BUSINESSMAN
THEN SHOTGUNS HIM IN HIS SWIMMING POOL

WOMAN KNITS WHOLE WARDROBES
DURING PUBLIC EXECUTIONS

Here's the answer to last week's trivia question:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Eric Arthur Blair wrote a long fable about a society in which some animals are more equal than others. In 1948 he published a novel about a nightmarish society of the future, one in which everyone has a Big Brother.

The author is George Orwell.

The two books are Animal Farm, and 1984.

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