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    Game I stole from MSN. I'll start by posting the opening sentence of a book and the first correct guess (book and author) gets to post his/her opening line, and so on.

    "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

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    Should there be a rule that people can't just Google the text to find the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb
    "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."
    I'm just going to guess here, but Catcher in the Rye? (never read it, personally)

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    Problem is, I can't control whether or not people do Google to find the answer. Technically, it's a trivia game and you should know the answer without resorting to Google.

    And Blackjack is right; it's The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

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    All right! My go!

    Walking back to camp through the swamp, Sam wondered whether to tell his father what he had seen.

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    I have no clue about this line. I'm going to make a hugely random--and probably wrong--guess. "The Tommyknockers," by Stephen King?

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    Nope.

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    Is it from The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White?

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    YAY! I was starting to wonder if anyone would get it!

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    Okay, my turn!

    It was the evening on which MM. Debienne and Poligny, the managers of the opera, were giving a last performance to mark their retirement.

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    "The Phantom of the Opera" by Eric Leroux?

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    Gaston Leroux, Barb, but in any case, you are correct.

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    Sorry, getting my authors mixed up today.

    "The year of grace 1866 was made memorable by a marvelous event which doubtless still lingers in men's minds."

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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Vernes.

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    Yout got it. Now it's your turn to post an opening line.

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