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Name That Book!

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:21 pm

First clue to the mystery book is a quote from the book itself.

Mystery author wrote:"Have you scanned them? Digitized them?"
"No. Only paper is safe. The authorities are ever vigilant for sedition on the net. As we have learned to our cost, they scan constantly for the key words or phrases. Oh, a story or a poem might survive undetected for a while; I doubt the average policeman or Temple elder would recognise a Shakespeare sonnet if it were to beat them with a rubber truncheon. But there are key names and areas of knowledge which they pursue relentlessly. Not surprisingly, these are the same names and areas which every Humanist is pledged to study and to understand. Darwin and evolution above all, for the theory of evolution is the creed at the very core of the resistance, but there are many thousands of others....."
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:08 pm

If you can't get it from the first clue, the second clue will be information about the author him/herself. :dance:
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby author3 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Is it meant to be by anybody in particular
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:10 pm

I'd say what it is but Barbieheart won't let me ;)
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby chris.ph » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:37 pm

dan brown ;) seeing as he is a well known airport author ;)
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:07 pm

Well done Mad. You're turn. :dance:
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:09 pm

Did Mad actually get it?

I would've guessed, offhand, that it was Blind Faith by Ben Elton.
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:39 pm

OK Q. You're turn then. :clap:
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:18 am

In fact I deliberately didn't get it :D
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:34 am

Well, I don't know how easy this one will be, but this is a book I have just read today. In fact, I've spoilt it in another thread. But here is the line on the back (and the first lines of the book) anyway, because it's a hilarious one.

At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist. This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways- with relief or with despair. Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, Wait a second. That means there's a situation vacant.
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby author3 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:51 am

Wait Skagra was in the Doctor Who episode Shada which had the Fourth Doctor in it wasn't he.
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:11 am

author3 wrote:Wait Skagra was in the Doctor Who episode Shada which had the Fourth Doctor in it wasn't he.


Uh, yes. Are you referring to the TV show that never made it to air, or the recently released novelisation by Gareth Roberts?
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby poohcarrot » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:30 am

I believe author is referring to the former. 8-)
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:30 pm

My point was that the book I was quoting was the novelisation. And the whole point of this thread is about books, not TV shows.

BTW, Doctor Who: Shada is an excellent book.
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Re: Name That Book!

Postby author3 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:32 pm

Quatermass wrote:
author3 wrote:Wait Skagra was in the Doctor Who episode Shada which had the Fourth Doctor in it wasn't he.


Uh, yes. Are you referring to the TV show that never made it to air, or the recently released novelisation by Gareth Roberts?

Yeah I was referring to the novelization ;)
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