The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:15 am


...The Gravy Train by Whit Masterson ?

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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:27 am

...Hey Eddie, I don't think my Gravy Train guess is correct but am posting this anyway



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Post  eddie on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:22 am

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...The Gravy Train by Whit Masterson ?

'Fraid not.

20th c English comic travelogue.

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Post  eddie on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:28 am

blue moon wrote:





Wiki:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. Peter Hedges wrote the screenplay adapted from his 1991 novel of the same name

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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:31 am


...Eddie cheers cheers cheers

...good movie, great book Very Happy

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Post  eddie on Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:38 pm

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It's not TS Eliot's Journey of the Magi, if that helps. Smile

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Post  eddie on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:30 pm

^^

....OK, the answer is Jerome K Jerome's "Three Men in a (gravy) Boat".

Here's another clue, a Sherlock Holmes title this time:




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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:44 pm


..."The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" ?

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Post  eddie on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:57 pm

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..."The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" ?

Ha ha. Very Happy Good guess.

Mr King's face is the focus of interest here.

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:53 pm


Question Question Question


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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:00 pm


The Man with the Twisted Lip?

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Post  eddie on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:15 am

blue moon wrote:
The Man with the Twisted Lip?

cheers cheers cheers

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:21 pm

...a novel...



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Post  eddie on Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:43 pm

^

King Rat by James Clavell?

The Rats by James Herbert?

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:18 pm


...on the right track eddie, but no cigar.

...it's a bit obscure, and by an Australian author...the clues are almost literal...

Seems like you've been gone for a week

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Post  eddie on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:20 pm

blue moon wrote:Seems like you've been gone for a week

Work (urggh!) has been consuming most of my energy.

It's very quiet on ATU at present I see- with Pinz ostensibly in the frozen north- but no doubt things will settle down in time.

Your Autralian author must be off my literary radar.

Here's something to be going on with:




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Post  Constance on Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:11 am

King Lear?

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Post  Guest on Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:23 am


...the previous answer was 'And even the rats clapped' by David Argue.

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Post  eddie on Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:00 pm

Constance wrote:King Lear?


Too easy, wasn't it?

Your turn, I think.

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Post  eddie on Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:03 pm

blue moon wrote:David Argue

Nonsense, that can't be a real name.

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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:12 am

eddie wrote:
blue moon wrote:David Argue

Nonsense, that can't be a real name.

... scratch ... Idea

...of course you're correct eddie...the author's name is actually David J Argue. Very Happy


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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:56 pm

blue moon wrote:
...the previous answer was 'And even the rats clapped' by David Argue.

...I have to confess it's the most puerile book I've ever read...

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:01 pm

...here's one while we wait...

...it's a novel...first published 1992. (two words...the second word is a homonym)


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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:26 pm

...and another novel. This is one of a popular series of books...




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Post  eddie on Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:19 am

blue moon wrote:...here's one while we wait...

...it's a novel...first published 1992. (two words...the second word is a homonym)


Crow Road by Iain Banks.

Great book.

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