"I was driving a Lexus through a rustling wind."
Did anyone recognize the opening sentence of Don DeLillo's Underworld
? First lines often set the tone for a whole novel but they're fun on their own too. So, after reading this article
by John Mullan, I found this interesting quiz to test my identification skills. Well! The warm-up exercises are recommended for giving you a false sense of security, btw... And here's a bonus quiz
for Faulkner fans. Just one example: "The jury said "Guilty" and the Judge said "Life" but he didn't hear them
." They don't get much better than that, do they?
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on Oct 28, 2002 -