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    Which book?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Poziga, Jun 3, 2014.

    Hello. :)

    This is a game thread and mods allowed me to post it here, because it's about books.

    The point is that you write a quote/short dialogue from notable books and other WF members try to guess from which book the quote comes from. You can also post pictures form books, fanart and also movie scenes if the book had been adapted to movie.
    Members have three days to guess and if they don't succed, the poster of the latest quote/picture writes another one, easier.
    The first member who guesses the book correctly writes his own quote/dialogue/posts a picture and so on... I hope I explained well.

    So, I'll begin with easy dialogue (also one of my favorite quotes):

    (I left the name here, because I began the thread, but in the following if you think the names give too much information, just switch to pronouns:))
    Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a cat in a tree.
    "Which road do I take?" she asked the cat.
    "Where do you want to go?" was his response.
    "I don't know."
    "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."


    Which book?
     
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    Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
     
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    Correct, your turn. :)
     
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    Ok, here's mine. This is from a very fine novel:

    He broke off in alarm, feeling his side under his flapping shirt.

    —My twelfth rib is gone, he cried. I'm the Uebermensch. Toothless Kinch and I, the supermen.

    He struggled out of his shirt and flung it behind him to where his clothes lay.

    —Are you going in here, Malachi?

    —Yes. Make room in the bed.

    The young man shoved himself backward through the water and reached the middle of the creek in two long clean strokes. Haines sat down on a stone, smoking.

    —Are you not coming in? Buck Mulligan asked.
     
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    James Joyce. Ulysses.
     
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    Correctamundo! You're turn.
     
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    "All consciousness throughout the universe is One," said Leviathan through X's mouth. "It intercommunicates on a level which is not aware of itself. I am aware of that level, but I cannot communicate with the other life forms on this planet. They are too small for me. Long, long have I waited for a life form that could communicate with me. Now I have found it."

    Y suddenly began laughing. "I've got it," he cried, "I've got it!"
    "What have you got?" Z asked tensely, concerned with Leviathan.
    "We're in a book!"
    "What do you mean?"

    "Come off it, Z. You can't kid me, and you certainly won't fool the reader at this point. He knows damn well we're in a book." Y laughed again. "That's why Miss P's explanation of the Tarot deck just slipped by with a half-hour seeming to vanish. The author didn't want to break the narrative there."
    "What the fuck's he talking about?" W asked.
    "Don't you see?" Y cried. "Look at that thing out there. A gigantic sea monster. Worse yet, a gigantic sea monster that talks. It's an intentional high-camp ending. Or maybe intentional low camp, I don't know. But that's the whole answer. We're in a book!"

    "It's the truth," Z said calmly. "I can fool the rest of you, but I can't fool the reader. FUCKUP has been working all morning, correlating all the data on this caper and its historical roots, and I programmed him to put it in the form of a novel for easy reading. Considering what a lousy job he does at poetry, I suppose it will be a high-camp novel, intentionally or unintentionally."
     
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    The illuminator? :)
     
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    Eh, close enough.

    It's "Illuminati!".

    Your turn.
     
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    Sorry...

    /.../"I love jewels," agreed Percy enthusiastically. "Of course I wouldn't want any one at school to know about it, but I've got quite a collection myself I used to collect them instead of stamps."
    "And diamonds," continued John eagerly. "The Schnlitzer−Murphys had diamonds as big as walnuts−−"
    "That's nothing." Percy had leaned forward and dropped his voice to a low whisper. "That's nothing at all. My father has a diamond bigger than the Ritz−Carlton Hotel."

     
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    Right, your turn :)
     
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    For brave ***** - well he deserves that name -
    Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
    Which smoked with bloody execution,
    Like valour's minion carved out his passage,
    Till he faced the slave;
    Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,
    Till he unseam'd him from the nave to chops,
    And fix'd his name upon our battlements.
     

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