A Guessing Game

November 4, 2009 at 12:00 am 4 comments

In the great tradition of Teaser Tuesdays, I give you a guessing game to beguile your Wednesday.

All but one of the following first lines come from books that are on deck to be reviewed here at Literary Transgressions. Can you guess which books they come from and, as a bonus, which one has already been reviewed here at LT? Hint: Our “On the Shelf” page can provide some clues if you’re truly stumped and I’ll try to post more hints throughout the day in the comments section below.

1. “As a child, I was a brief devotee of I-Spy books, those spotter’s guides for the short-trousered.”

2. “Rain fell that night, a fine, whispering rain.”

3. “In their ruddy jackets of leather that reached to their knees the men of Erl appeared before their lord, the stately white-haired man in his long red room.”

4. “Sunlight is a boon to us all, and sunlight is a limited commodity.”


Entry filed under: Teaser Tuesday.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Corey  |  November 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

    HINT 1: #2 is the one that has already been reviewed.

    HINT 2: Neil Gaiman referred to #3 as “a fine, strange, almost forgotten novel.”

    • 2. KT  |  November 4, 2009 at 12:02 pm

      Is 2 Inkheart? It sounds like the beginning, maybe…and the I-Spy one sounds like Julian Barnes, I think.

      • 3. Corey  |  November 4, 2009 at 12:05 pm

        Yes, that is the beginning to his wonderful Letters from London. Good guesses!

        Two down!

  • 4. Corey  |  November 4, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Ding ding ding! Indeed, #2 is Inkheart. One down, three to go!


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