~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.)
~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses in the comments.
~ You don’t have to guess on all ten; guess on the ones you know.
~ I’ll update the post by putting the lines in bold and adding titles and authors when someone gets one correct.
~ Have fun!
All of today’s choices come from Newsweek’s Top 100: The Meta-List.
1. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting. – The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner – guessed by Melissa
2. You better not never tell nobody but God. – The Color Purple, Alice Walker – guessed by Stacy
3. Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes. – Animal Farm, George Orwell – guessed by Pussreboots
4. The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there.” – In Cold Blood, Truman Capote – guessed by Kathy
6. ‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ – A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess – guessed by Susi
7. They say when trouble comes close ranks, and so the white people did. – Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys – guessed by Jules
8. They’re out there. – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey – guessed by Melissa
9. To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth. – The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck – guessed by Bonnie
10. Except for the Marabar Caves – and they are twenty miles off – the city of Chandrapore presents nothing extraordinary. – A Passage to India, E.M. Forster – This one was a stumper.