steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Chess, you say? Well, two can play at that game

When blogging in Another Place recently I mentioned the blurb writers’ habit of characterizing books in terms of other books. It quickly became apparent that this could be turned into a parlour game.

For example, which book might be described as “Charlotte’s Web meets The Lord of the Flies”?

Animal Farm

Or “Death of a Salesman meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”?

The Chocolate War

I think we can all agree that this is the funnest thing since Tetris, but it’s not the kind of game one can play on one’s own. So, partly in honour of the return of I’m Sorry I haven’t a Clue, partly for the sheer anarchic hell of it, but mostly as yet another displacement activity, who wants to play Guess the Literary Progeny?

All contributions welcome.
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