Thursday, December 2, 2021

Literary Game Show: Answers

I know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for the answers to the game from November 29. To save you the trouble of scrolling back, I repeat the parody title below next to the real one and the author. Not to shame you, but I need to boast that I scored 26 out of 26 with guessing the correct title, got 24 out of 26 authors correct (didn’t know that Gaston Leroux wrote the original Phantom of the Opera and Pierre Boulle wrote the original Planet of the Apes)and have read 21 out of the 26. Go me!


1.    Brave New Squirrel— Brave New World: Aldous Huxley

2.    A Tale of Two Kitties— A Tale of Two Cities: Charles Dickens

3.    The Old Pan and the Pea— The Old Man and the Sea: Ernest Hemingway

4.    For Whom the Highway Tolls— For Whom the Bell Tolls: Hemingway

5.    The Great Catsby—The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald

6.    The Emperor’s New Nose— The Emperor’s New Clothes: Fairy Tale

7.    Doctor Chicago— Doctor Zhivago: Boris Pasternak

8.    Planet of the Grapes— Planet of the Apes: Pierre Boulle

9.    Boar and Peas— War and Peace: Leo Tolstoy

10. Breakfast Epiphanies— Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Truman Capote

11. 20,000 Channels on TV—20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Jules Verne

12. Henry Snotter—Harry Potter: JK Rowling

13. The Snatcher of the Pie—The Catcher in the Rye: JS Salinger

14. Olive or Twist—Oliver Twist: Charles Dickens

15. The Cranberry Tale— The Canterbury Tales: Geoffrey Chaucer

16. The Phantom of the Opossum—The Phantom of the Opera: Gaston Leroux

17. The Adventures of Strawberry Finn— Huckleberry Finn: Mark Twain

18. Jane Gas— Jane Eyre: Jane Austen

19. The Woman in Pink— The Woman in White: Wilkie Coilins

20. The Legend of Marshmallow—The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Washington Irving

21. Gong with the Wind—Gone with the Wind: Margaret Mitchell

22. The Bark of the Wild—The Call of the Wild: Jack London

23. The Scarlett Sweater— The Scarlet Letter: Nathaniel Hawthorne

24. The Importance of Being Regular— The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar WIlde

25. The Man in the Iron Free Shirt— The Man in the Iron Mask: Alexander Dumas

26. Moby Richard— Moby Dick: Herman Melville


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