A literary quiz book with a difference, mirroring the format of the lively and popular quizzes Gary runs in the Betsey Trotwood pub in London and elsewhere. The book includes a lot of multiple-choice questions, some amusing answers, clever red herrings, little-known facts about authors and some much-loved Say What You See picture rounds.
'Brilliantly inventive and entertaining questions from the bookworm's bookworm'
Mark Mason, author of Walk the Lines, Question Time and many more
This is a literary quiz book with a difference. Rather than basic sets of questions, The Book Lover's Quiz Book mirrors the format of Gary's live quizzes, at the Betsey Trotwood in London and elsewhere. So, there are lots of multiple-choice questions, some amusing answers, clever red herrings, little-known facts about authors and some of the much-loved Say What You See picture round.
Also, there are fixed and variable rounds - fixed ones include 'Blankety Books' (one word missing from the title - always with a theme), 'Literary Links and lists' (what connects/next in the list etc.) and '2 of a Kind' (name the character and the author that share the same initials). The changeable rounds keep the quizzes fresh and include 'What the Dickens?' (real or made-up Dickens names), 'RomeNo or JuliYess' (real or made-up Shakespearian insults) and 'Book Bingo!' (identify the correct number). There are also more standard rounds such as 'First Lines', 'Working Titles' and 'Banned Books'.
The aim of all Gary's quizzes, and this book, is that people should have fun and be able to guess (if they don't know) as much as possible.
PRAISE FOR GARY'S QUIZZES:
My favourite quiz.
Brilliantly inventive and entertaining questions from the bookworm's bookworm.
A quiz for everyone who loves books and hates answering questions about anything else, this quiz could have been written for me.
A quiz all about books with something for everyone feels like an impossible ask, but this one is pitched perfectly with a combination of head-scratchers and aha! moments, as well as an underlying wit in the questions that keeps you entertained even when you have no clue at all.
Come early, leave late - a happier, wittier and book-ier person.