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Thursday, September 29, 2005

I propose a new game for book geeks: Name That Author, based on the "statistically improbable phrases" taken from the amazon.com record of one of his or her books. Here we go:

curvilinear hieroglyphs, tarry stickiness, twilight abysses, sealed loft, sealed trapdoors, spiky image, twilit grotto, hill noises, fishy odour, domed hills, accursed house, slanting floor, slanting wall, elder world, blasted heath, captive minds, secondary personality, grocery boy (???).

Anyone?

5 Comments:

Blogger Felix said...

I'll let others fire away before I make the obvious guess.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks, although I'm not sure there are any others.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous walt crawford said...

H.P. Lovecraft would be the obvious guess, I'm guessing.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Yep--surprising though that none of the SIPs had the words "squamous" or "blasphemous" in them.

Too easy? Consider it a warm-up...

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems topical -

http://archive.gamespy.com/comics/dorktower/archive.asp?nextform=viewcomic&id=736

Pablo

10:54 AM  

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