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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments This topic is for a guessing game type version of the six word summary variety. Initially we should limit it to well known books. And the summaries must do a reasonable job of describing the book.

I'll go first.

One Miser. Three Ghosts. Yuletide Epiphany.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10403 comments Too Easy

A Christmas Carol

Let me think hmmmmmmm!

NZ,multicultural, spiritual journey times three,


message 3: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
The Bone People?
Don't ask me to set another one....can't think! Off to staff meeting now....


message 4: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments OK. I'll set one.

English Navigator. Japanese Warlord. Culture Clash.


message 5: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Shogun


message 6: by Stephen (last edited Dec 01, 2010 11:57AM) (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments Ok how bout a trilogy plus one? in six words?

Vampires. Werewolves. Introspective Wallflower. Teenybopper phenomena!


message 7: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10403 comments Could it be Twilight?

Teenage sorcerer overnight sensation big bucks.


message 8: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone


message 9: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10403 comments Yep!


message 10: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments OK how bout this one?

Victorian Romance. Three daughters. Stingy stepson.


message 11: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey | 126 comments Pride and Prejudice?


message 12: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments Right author, wrong book. They do sometimes run together in the mind!

Dashwoods, Willoughby, Sir John, Colonel Brandon


message 13: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Sense and Sensibility.


message 14: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments Correct and Your turn.


message 15: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Bridge collapses, five lives examined. Fate?


message 16: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 16162 comments Mod
Bridge of San Luis Rey


message 17: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Damn it, I knew I shouldn't have used the word "bridge."


message 18: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey | 126 comments Ruth. You´re at the plate. Pick up the bat.


message 19: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) I'll try:

Professor and family fear nuclear holocaust.


message 20: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 16162 comments Mod
Oops, sorry. I don't often play in this sandbox, didn't realize the next was up to me. I gladly pass the torch to you, John.


message 21: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments Sorry John. I've thought about yours off and on but haven't come up with a thing short of that Bad Brandon Fraser movie Blast from the Past (1999)... How bout a hint?

In the mean time...

Poseidon's Son grew up in Manhattan


message 22: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Well, this might very well give it away, Stephen, but I'll tell you that it's the same novel that you answered correctly to one of my clues in the "Opposites Attract ... Vocab Competition" thread.

Is "Poseidon's Son grew up in Manhattan" a novel or film?


message 23: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments I'll have to look back at my answers... but in the mean time...

Poseidon's Son grew up in Manhattan

Is both a film and a book. Though it's unclear in the film that it's Manhattan. For some reason that scene felt more like Queens.


message 24: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments John, would yours be The Road The Road by Cormac McCarthy ?


message 25: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments Stephen, would yours be The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan ?


message 26: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) I didn't know there was a professor in "The Road," Jan, but if there was, I suppose it would be right, even though that's not the one I had in mind. Let me know if you want me to tell you the one I was thinking about.


message 27: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments Yes, I give up.


message 28: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) "White Noise" by Don Delillo.


message 29: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments Well, I didn't quite give up...is it White Noise?


message 30: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments Yes, Jan mine was The Lightening Thief. Officially it's your turn but in the mean time here's another one...

Bibliophilic Viejo attempts quests. Comedy ensues.


message 31: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments John wrote: ""White Noise" by Don Delillo."
I hadn't seen this message when I posted my last one.

Here is one to try:

Dog is dead. Boy is sad.


message 32: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments Was the boy's name Travis? Sounds a bit like Old Yeller (Perennial Classics) by Fred Gipson


message 33: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments Nope.


message 34: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Then try to make your clue more specific, Jan. As specific as you can make it so it can only apply to the one book that you have in mind might be ideal.


message 35: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments Boy wonders who killed the dog.


message 36: by Jan (new)

Jan (auntyjan) | 1259 comments Hmmm...maybe not specific enough....how about...


Dog killed. Investigation by autistic boy.


message 37: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) The curious incident of the dog in the night time (or something like that)

Prejudiced girl. Proud boy. First Impressions.


(come on this is too easy)


message 38: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) That really is too easy.


message 39: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) I just like to guess. i'm terrible at summarizing. can someone please state the obvious?


message 40: by John (last edited Jan 22, 2011 12:40PM) (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Could it be Pride and Prejudice? :)

Let me go look at my bookshelves and see if I can make one up right now.


message 41: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Danish Karen buys a coffee plantation.


message 42: by Gail (new)

Gail Out of Africa.

Ummm...

Reading aloud changes lots of lives.


message 43: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) inkheart?


message 44: by Gail (new)

Gail Good work. Can you think of one?


message 45: by John (new)

John David (nicholasofautrecourt) Is that a "well known book"?


message 46: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) Two star-crossed lovers. Suicide in Verona.


message 47: by Gail (last edited Jan 23, 2011 05:37AM) (new)

Gail John, I believe it is a quite well-known book. Is this meant for books more along the western classics line?

ETA: Inkheart has over 30,000 ratings according to the book page here at GR.


message 48: by Gail (new)

Gail Stray wrote: "Two star-crossed lovers. Suicide in Verona."

Romeo and Juliet.

Here's one from the classics:
Woman gives up fortune for love.


message 49: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 1023 comments I'm the WORST when it comes to classic Women in fiction but I'm guessing Madame Bovary

My favorite line about Madam Bovary comes from a once wealthy fictional lady of the stage and screen...

Mame Dennis: Flaubert spent 17 years on Madame Bovary!
Vera Charles: However did she stand it?


Assuming that I'm right I'll pose this one...


Football crazy Texans. Movie AND series.


If I'm wrong about Madam B howzabout another six word hint?


message 50: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18496 comments Mod
Friday Night Lights?


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