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The Intros Round

Can you guess the book from its first line? 8 Questions.

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged..."

  • 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams
  • 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen
  • 'Truth and Method' by Hans-Georg Gadamer

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"The amber light came on."

  • 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg' by Peter Nichols
  • 'Thérèse Raquin' by Émile Zola
  • 'Blindness' by José Saramago

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"Waking up begins with saying am and now."

  • 'And in the Morning' by John Wilson
  • 'A Single Man' by Christopher Isherwood
  • 'Metamorphosis' by Franz Kafka

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"You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings."

  • 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
  • 'The Bloody Chamber' by Angela Carter
  • 'Gulliver's Travels' by Jonathan Swift

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"The best thing would be to write down everything that happens from day to day."

  • 'The Diary of Anne Frank' by Anne Frank
  • 'Everything is Illuinated' by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • 'Nausea' by Jean-Paul Sartre

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"It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York."

  • 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath
  • 'The Bean Trees' by Barbara Kingsolver
  • 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

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"It was the day my grandmother exploded."

  • 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl
  • 'Puckoon' by Spike Milligan
  • 'The Crow Road' by Iain Banks

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“The beginning is simple to mark.”

  • ‘Cat’s Eyes’ by Margaret Atwood
  • ‘Enduring Love’ by Ian McEwan
  • 'Wittgenstein's Mistress' by David Markson