tmoh wrote:This was harder than I thought it would be! I think I've got most of them, but there's a few I think could apply to more than one book, and others I'm not connecting to anything...
I agree it's hard. I have to check my own answer list to be sure which is which.
On to the answer marks:
_____ Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.
Mort: Young man marries boss's daughter, then changes career. YES
Color of Magic: College drop-out becomes travel guide. YES
_____ Young rebel changes political system in his country.
Guards! Guards!: Policeman stops political takeover by a monster. YES
Thief of Time: Boy travels with older mentor. NO though it could have been
The Last Continent: Teachers take an extended joint sabbatical. YES
_____ Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.
_____ A police action threatens international agreements.
_____ A spoiled girl's impulsive wish leads to serious trouble.
Going Postal: Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost. NO but it could have been
Hogfather: Nanny tries innovative child care methods. YES
_____ Underling walks a fine line between a tyrannical boss and a madman.
Reaper Man: Retirement of a higher-up threatens both city and country life. YES
_____ Nouveau-riche uses influence to overthrow existing system.
The Fifth Elephant: Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background. NO
_____ Young executive takes early retirement.
_____ An impulsive romance cools off.
_____ "True Believer" dies, leaves organization in disarray.
_____ Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.
Lords and Ladies: Woman rejects glamour for marriage. YES
Equal Rites: Girl goes to college, makes friends. YES
Unseen Academicals: Several young people learn the value of assertiveness. YES
Thud: An important message is communicated through cryptic clues. YES
_____ Search for a serial killer goes awry.
_____ Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.
_____ Youth acts to reject his past.
Interesting Times: Tourist inadvertently causes political upheaval. YES
_____ Limited power source develops complications.
_____ Inexperienced teacher helps a young woman achieve her dream.
_____ Business leaves its mark on two young people.
_____ A creative person learns that art will survive.
_____ Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government.
_____ You can trust that people will be who they are.
Night Watch: Career man returns to his roots. YES
The Wee Free Men: Young girl follows in her family's footsteps. YES
_____ Young people learn that they need to make time for themselves.
_____ Pride goeth before a fall, then rises again.
_____ One girl learns a way to deal with bullies.
Making Money: Active young man gets a new job. NO but it could have been