Name that Novel
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I'll post a line or two and you guess what book its from. The first person to guess the right answer gets to post the next and so on. Now, no cheating! Don't go looking on Google for the answer. Feel free to participate as many times as you like, but please post something that users would have a chance of guessing.

Now you must be saying, What a novel idea! How elegant, how intelligent! How original! Its really not... this list completes The Name that (insert) trilogy started by:

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I'll start us off with one that shouldn't be too difficult.
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1. Board Game: Five Tribes [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:52]
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And so it goes...
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2. Board Game: Road Hog [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on
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3. Board Game: MERCS: Recon – Terminus Maneuver [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!"
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4. Board Game: The World at War [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Let's try this:

Mystery Novel wrote:
Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature.


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5. Board Game: Change Change [Average Rating:3.67 Unranked]
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"I took a big dose of Tylenol the original, since I didn't have my Tylenol 3 or its lesser-known, short-lived cousin, Tylenol Two: The Pain Strikes Back!"

This is from one of my favorite series...oops that may have been a hint.
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6. Board Game: The Underground Game & What's the Letter? [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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I am a sick man.... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased.
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7. Board Game: The Scotch Whisky Game [Average Rating:4.25 Unranked]
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Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H.G. Wells
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“That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.”
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8. RPG Item: Kalèvala [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This could be googled in seconds, but does anyone know it without searching for it?

But soft you, the fair Ophelia:
Ope not thy ponderous and marble jaws,
But get thee to a nunnery—go!
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9. Board Game: Truth Or Fashion Dare & Other fun Sleepover Games [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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As zozmachine seems to have dropped the ball, I'll do another one.

"I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars."
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10. RPG Item: The Church of Man Ascendant [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Destiny always seems decades away, but suddenly it's not decades away; it's right now. But maybe destiny is always right now, right here, right this very instant, maybe.
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11. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:281] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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There was always someone outside of the chalk circle. Someone who needed money, someone who had a son with whooping cough, or someone who wanted to go off and sleep forever because he could not stand the shit taste of war in his mouth and who, nonetheless, stood at attention to inform him: "Everything normal, Colonel." And normality was precisely the most fearful part of that infinite war: nothing ever happened.


edit: I'm adding another quote since the first may be more obscure than intended.

The opening line:

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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.
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12. RPG Item: S1: Tomb of Horrors [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:89]
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“I had a serious cute-geeky-girls-playing-ukuleles fetish that I can neither explain nor defend.”




Sorry it took me so long to post this. I worked this morning, and then went straight to church to teach.
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13. Board Game: Helios [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1360]
Jason
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Norwich
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"By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp."
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14. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:215]
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Idelwylde
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Why do bees split up into queens, drones, and workers, then live as one big family? Because, for them, it works. How is it that fish do okay with hardly a nodding acquaintance between mama fish and papa fish? Because the blind forces of evolution made that way work for them.

(More hints if necessary... This book is LOADED with great quotes.)
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15. Board Game: Sleuth [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:946]
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All reality is a game. Physics at its most fundamental, the very fabric of our universe, results directly from the interaction of certain fairly simple rules, and chance... (Iain Banks)
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It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer." Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884." It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry: dignified, solid, and reassuring.

Edit: I'm going to have spotty internet for the next two days. Someone should get this pretty quickly - don't wait for me to confirm an answer cool
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16. Board Game: Munchkin Fu 2: Monky Business [Average Rating:6.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.38 Unranked]
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'There was a rock that since the creation of the world had been worked upon by the pure essences of Heaven and the fine savours of the Earth, the vigour of sunshine and the grace of moonlight, till at last it became magically pregnant and one day split open, giving birth to a stone egg, about as big as a playing ball.'
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17. Board Game: The Addams Family [Average Rating:2.67 Unranked]
Steffan O'Sullivan
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Plymouth
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"I am busy. The fox and the weasel are coming. If you want to bless me you can bless my bottom, for it is sticking out of the hole."
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18. Board Game: Agricola: Farmers of the Moor [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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"Fools! Do you not see what is written on the side of that van?"
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19. Board Game: The Witches: A Discworld Game [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:3054]
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[Disgruntled Card Sharp] You're a very quick learner aren't you.

[Not-so-gullible mark] Quicker'n you. You owe me fifty five dollars and a broomstick.
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20. RPG Item: Black Smoke [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This might be really easy, or not. All I know is this particular thing stuck with me for whatever reason.

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"These are the things they don't teach," [he] said. "Bowls with no seats. Pissing in sinks. The culture of public toilets. All those great diners, movie houses, gas stations. The whole ethos of the road. I've pissed in sinks all through the American West. I've slipped across the border to piss in sinks in Manitoba and Alberta. This is what it's all about. The great western skies. The Best Western motels. The diners and drive-ins. The poetry of the road, the plains, the desert. The filthy stinking toilets. I pissed in a sink in Utah when it was twenty-two below. That's the coldest I've ever pissed in a sink in."


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"I'm counting on you to tell me, Jack."
"Tell you what?"
"You're the only person I know that's educated enough to give me the answer."
"The answer to what?"
"Were people this dumb before television?"


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My struggle with the German tongue began in mid-October and lasted nearly the full academic year. As the most prominent figure in Hitler studies in North America, I had long tried to conceal the fact that I did not know German. I could not speak or read it, could not understand the spoken word or begin to put the simplest sentence on paper. The least of my Hitler colleagues knew some German; others were fluent in the language or reasonably conversant. No one could major in Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill without a minimum of one year of German. I was living, in short, on the edge of a landscape of vast shame.


Fourth quote, which I think will give it away if you read the book (but I think maybe I am not so good at this, so we'll see):
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Look at us in this place. We are quarantined. We are like lepers in medieval times. They won't let us out of here. They leave food at the foot of the stairs and tiptoe away to safety. This is the most terrifying time of our lives. Everything we love and have worked for is under serious threat. But we look around and see no response from the official organs of the media. The airborne toxic event is a horrifying thing. Our fear is enormous. Even if there hasn't been great loss of life, don't we deserve some attention for our suffering, our human worry, our terror? Isn't fear news?


Dang, I was hoping that would give it away. Hmmm, lemme see...
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“I'm not just a college professor. I'm the head of a department. I don't see myself fleeing an airborne toxic event. That's for people who live in mobile homes out in the scrubby parts of the county, where the fish hatcheries are.”
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21. Board Game: MapTangle [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Curiously heavy things, guns. It emanated a bass note against my thigh: it's killed people, for sure; this little Luger went to market. Why did I take it, exactly? Couldn't tell you. But place its mouth against your ear and you hear the world in a different way


This is a tricky starting quote I think, but this one always resonated with me, and there are more in here (if I can find them).
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22. Board Game: Robin Hood [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:3715]
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Three quotes, one book.

“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.”

"This is the way to burn," the fuse seemed to be saying to the more docile, slow-witted candlewick. "Brilliantly, ecstatically, irrepressibly. This is the way to burn."

"Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with fire without immediate excruciation. Every smoker is an embodiment of Prometheus, stealing fire from the gods and bringing it on back home. We smoke to capture the power of the sun, to pacify Hell, to identify with the primordial spark, to feed on the marrow of the volcano. It's not the tobacco we're after but the fire. When we smoke, we are performing a version of the fire dance, a ritual as ancient as lightning."
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23. Board Game: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Average Rating:6.20 Unranked]
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“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”
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24. Board Game: Avatar: The Board Game [Average Rating:4.56 Overall Rank:14141]
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"To my mind," observed the Chairman of the Bench of Magistrates cheerfully, "the only difficulty that presents itself in this otherwise very clear case is, how we can possibly make it sufficiently hot for the incorrigible rogue and hardened ruffian whom we see cowering in the dock before us. Let me see: he has been found guilty, on the clearest evidence, first, of stealing a valuable motor–car; secondly, of driving to the public danger; and, thirdly, of gross impertinence to the rural police. Mr. Clerk, will you tell us, please, what is the very stiffest penalty we can impose for each of these offences? Without, of course, giving the prisoner the benefit of any doubt, because there isn’t any."

The Clerk scratched his nose with his pen. "Some people would consider," he observed, "that stealing the motor–car was the worst offence; and so it is. But cheeking the police undoubtedly carries the severest penalty; and so it ought.

Supposing you were to say twelve months for the theft, which is mild; and three years for the furious driving, which is lenient; and fifteen years for the cheek, which was pretty bad sort of cheek, judging by what we’ve heard from the witness–box, even if you only believe one–tenth part of what you heard, and I never believe more myself — those figures, if added together correctly, tot up to nineteen years—"

"First–rate!" said the Chairman.

"—So you had better make it a round twenty years and be on the safe side," concluded the Clerk.

"An excellent suggestion!" said the Chairman approvingly. "Prisoner! Pull yourself together and try and stand up straight. It’s going to be twenty years for you this time. And mind, if you appear before us again, upon any charge whatever, we shall have to deal with you very seriously!"
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I'll give a couple to start this one:

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“A teenage girl creaming while she listens to some boy-band, a monk digging on the God he hears in Gregorian chants, or John fucking Coltrane himself climbing up into the sky on a staircase made of sixteenth notes, it's all the same. If it takes you there, it's good.”



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“You're pretty hard-boiled, Tinker Bell."
"Call me that name again and you'll be wondering how your bollocks wound up lodged in your windpipe--from below. Just because we don't get to your side of things much anymore doesn't mean we don't know anything. 'If you believe in fairies, clap your hands!' If you believe in fairies, kiss my rosy pink arse is more like it. Now are you going to shut your gob or not?”
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