Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday Word Play- Your Books Are Numbered



This week we look at books with numbers in their titles. I'm feeling so generous, I'll going to tell you all the numbers up front. In fact, I'll even give them to you in order:

500451280371002000012119844206522


Now that that's out of the way, I'll tell you an author. You tell me one of their books with a number in its title (taken straight from the number above). For instance if the last number in the sequence above was "49," I could make the last author on the list Thomas Pynchon, and the correct answer would be The Crying of Lot 49.

As always, feel free to do all at home, but only answer one in the comment section below-- that way, 14 others can have a chance to play.

1. Dr. Seuss
2. Ray Bradbury
3. Charles Dickens
4. Jules Verne
5. Joseph Boyden
6. Heinrich Harrer
7. Gabriel Garcias Marquez
8. Jules Verne
9. Jeffrey Archer
10. Ken Kesey
11. George Orwell
12. Stephen King
13. Kathy Reichs
14. Kurt Vonnegut
15. Joseph Heller

15 comments:

Rosemary said...

7. One Hundred Years of Solitude

claire said...

1. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

gautami tripathy said...

15. Catch 22

Kate said...

#13: 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
(a book that I just finished this week!)

gypsysmom said...

#2 is Farhenheit 451

Ferry Tales said...

11. 1984 by George Orwell

Jo-Ann said...

#4 Around the world in 80 days

John Mutford said...

Rosemary: Correct (and that's a lot of solitude)

Claire: Correct (and that's a lot of hats)

Gautami: Bingo. And my getting it right, you were forced to get another wrong. Not really. But everytime I hear the expression, I try to remind myself what it means. Still not sure if I'm on track.

Kate: Yes. That's a bit of a coincidence, isn't it?

Gypsysmom: Correct. But the books would have still burned at 351 degrees.

Ferry Tales: Yes. Great historical novel.

Jo-Ann: Yes. Doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment now, does it?

Lahni said...

3. A Tale of Two Cities

Kerri said...

5. Three Day Road

Book Psmith said...

#8 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Luanne said...

12. Stephen King

From a Buick 8
Drawing of the Three
Four Past Midnight
Two Dead Girls

John Mutford said...

Lahni: That's right. Originally entitled "A Tale of Three Cities" and it began, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was meh."

Kerri: Indeed.

BookPSmith: Yes, about a mermaid sporting franchise if I remember correctly.

Luanne: The answer in this case is in fact, "Four Past Midnight." Just like Dr. Suess who also had more titles with numbers, only one answer is found in order in the number above.

Wanda said...

#14 is Slaughterhouse - five

raidergirl3 said...

#6. Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer