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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:50 pm

Re-reading (as I often do) an old friend, I came across the following, which does not seem to me at least to be immediately searchable.

Honker, Ronson and Gloop, APB Journal, August 1958, pages sixteen to twenty-three, annotated bibliography.


It is part of the dialogue, rather than an annotation.
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Postby MCC » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:30 am

Is this from a work of fiction:?:

Or

Is it factual:?:


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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:29 am

Is this from a work of fiction

Or

Is it factual


It is from a work of fiction, although this may not be immediately obvious when you start reading the work
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Postby MCC » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:47 am

Let's see if we can get this one resolved.

What sort of fiction is it, is it:

Science:?:

Popular:?:

Mystery:?:

Historical:?:

Literary:?:

Detective/crime:?:

Horror:?:

Romantic:?:

Western:?:


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Postby Bigtone53 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:14 pm

I am probably in over my head now . My intention was to find a hard to search item with interesting words in a 'likely to have been read' book but let me try and answer the questions as honestly as I can

What sort of fiction is it, is it:

Science

No, not science fiction
Popular

No, I don't think so
Mystery

No
Historical

No
Literary

Possibly, depending on definition
Detective/crime
Horror

No
Romantic

probably not
Western

Not in the cowboy sense.
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Postby Myth Jellies » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:55 am

Hmm, not likely to be in the likely to be read category, but I will give it a try...

Is this Ronson a deity of Apathy?
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Postby MCC » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:28 am

So we have a nonPopular (possibly), occidental, literary (needs defining) book.

Let's see if we can narrow it down a bit more.

Is the author:

Male:?:

Female:?:


In which decade was it written:

1950's:?:

1960's:?:

1970's:?:

1980's:?:

1990's:?:

2000's:?:


Has it been entered into any of these literary prizes/awards:

Nobel:?:

Man Brooker:?:

Pulitzer:?:

Whitbread:?:

Hugo:?:

Quill:?:

Vincent:?:


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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:47 am

Is the author:

Male

Female


Male
In which decade was it written:

1950's

1960's

1970's

1980's

1990's

2000's


Published in the 1970's but I guess it could have been at least partially written in the 1960's

As to the prizes, I will have to research and get back to you.
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:01 pm

Hmm, not likely to be in the likely to be read category, but I will give it a try...

Is this Ronson a deity of Apathy?


No
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Postby Bigtone53 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:18 pm

Has it been entered into any of these literary prizes/awards:

Nobel

Man Brooker

Pulitzer

Whitbread

Hugo

Quill

Vincent


I cannot trace any such entries
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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:58 pm

Just to give this almost dead horse a final revival attempt before it expires, the quote is not from some remote obscure book. I see that in 1995 a BBC production named it “One of the fifty most influential books of the last half of the twentieth century.”
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Postby udosuk » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:40 pm

Thanks for the cue from Bigtone53...

This book?

I hope someone owning a copy of that book can verify it...

It's delightful that in the trend of internet piracy these days the content of that novel (a famous one) isn't searchable via google...
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Postby Bigtone53 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:56 pm

Yes, that book. I realised almost as soon as I did it that having tried hard to find a non-searchable quote from a relatively major book, the hint itself was immediately searchable. Doh!
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