• lslaw

Game 51, round 1 lines

Oh, I am lagging so far behind my own schedule. In my defence... No; I'm just flailing.

So, here are the lines for Anthony Trollope's The Warden:

1. Though they seemed portentious at the time, political machinations at the Synod would be the least of Septimus Harding's worries.
2. Evensong had been particularly fine, and Septimus Harding hummed the Bach Magnificat as he exited the cathedral.
3. The Rev. Septimus Harding was, a few years since, a beneficed clergyman residing in the cathedral town of ______; let us call it Barchester.
4. The citizens of Barchester had always shown a great concern for their poor; a concern that they should not be seen by any visitor to the town in their unfortunate state.
5. It was a cold day in the town of Barchester when the events of this story first stirred to motion.
6. It was, like most evenings in Barchester, the place in which this story is set, an evening as calm and reserved as the residents of that selfsame locality.

What is the real first line?



Deadline is Monday.
Johnson
  • jeffr23

Game 50 Book 6 Lines

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Poll #1889538 Game 50 Book 6 Lines
This poll is closed.

Which of these is the actual first line?

Any comments on any of the other lines?

In reality, most murders are actually solved by...

Tickybox Jones, Boy Detective!
4(100.0%)


Deadline: Monday, Jan 14, Noonish Pacific Time
Johnson
  • jeffr23

Game 50 book 6 extension

I'm going to extend the deadline for book 6 lines by a day in hopes of getting a few more in. This will also put the end of the game to Monday, which theoretically may help with the 'organizing the next one by the winner or whomever it gets passed down to' part relative to doing it Friday.
Johnson
  • jeffr23

Game 50 Book 6

So, the sixth and final book in Game 50 is, well, a mystery. It's from 2011, and the title is Monument to Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel. And it's author is, well, another mystery. It claims to have been written by Margaret Truman, but considering that (1) she died in 2008 and was still actively being published at the time, and (2) even while she was alive she was widely rumored to have employed a ghostwriter, that claim is a bit implausible. My best guess at the actual author would be Donald Bain, who was openly the author of the second posthumous Capital Crimes novel (which also has a title of the form 'short phrase ending in the word 'murder'', as opposed to the 'Murder in/at the ' title convention of the books released while Truman was alive.)

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Poll #1888545 Game 50 Book 6
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What's your first line for this book?

The solution to most mysteries:

The tickybox did it!
3(100.0%)


Deadline: Wednesday, Jan 9, noonish Pacific Time. And remember to vote for book 5 lines today if you haven't!
Johnson
  • jeffr23

Game 50 Book 5 reminder

Happy new year, book gamers. Remember that tomorrow is the deadline for votes on book 5.

I was originally planning to do the first post on the final book today, but that's not going to happen until tomorrow, probably a few hours before the book 5 results post.
Johnson
  • jeffr23

Game 50 Book 5 Lines

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Poll #1886238 Game 50 Book 5 Lines
This poll is closed.

Which of these is the actual first line?

Any comments on any of the other lines?

The last sign of the Tickypocalypse:

Tickyboxes everywhere!
1(25.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
0(0.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
0(0.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
1(25.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
1(25.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
1(25.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
0(0.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
0(0.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
0(0.0%)
Tickyboxes everywhere!
0(0.0%)


Deadline: Friday, Jan 4, 2013, Noonish Pacific Time