Shot in the dark

Posted: September 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

I will be posting a new book prize quiz soon so to get you in the mood here is a taster, or a teaser if you want. Who wrote this?

They wanted me to go steady with a nice girl, save money, get married to her and then settle down to a nice steady job. Day after day, year after year, world without end, amen. Not for yours truly! There must be something better than that. Not just all this tame security, the good old welfare state limping along in its half-baked way! Surely I thought, in a world where man has been able to put satellites in the sky and where men talk big about visiting the stars, there must be something that rouses you, that makes your heart beat, that’s worthwhile searching all over the world to find!

Just put your guesses in the comments, and I will be very surprised if anyone gets it right. 😉 

  1. Agatha Christie’s Endless Night?

  2. Margot Kinberg says:

    Norman – Rhian beat me to it; that was my guess as well…

  3. Norman says:

    Well done to you both!
    That has put me firmly in my place. But Rhian and Margot you were both beaten by a shy reader from BC, who replied by email.

  4. Maxine says:

    Well I would never have guessed that – I was thinking hg wells before i saw the comments by my erudite friends!

  5. Norman says:

    Maxine, I don’t know how those clever clogs do it. The moment I read the quote I thought that I would never have guessed Agatha Christie in a million years.

  6. Jose Ignacio says:

    Have arrived too late to answer you question, Norman.

  7. Norman says:

    Jose Ignacio, I thought the satellite comment would mean that no one would get the correct answer, and it would run until this morning. But Philip from BC, Rhian, and Margot really know their stuff.

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