Literary Games: Guess the Quote

I thought I’d do something fun this weekend, so I have a game for you all (in part to make up for the lack of posting lately).  Basically, I’ll provide you with five quotes and you have to guess which book they’re from.  They’re all from traditionally published novels this time around and they’re all most definitely not YA or at least they’re in the upper limits of the genre.  Two of them are classics within their genres while the other three have been fairly popular in the past couple of years.

So far there’s no prizes but I hope to be able to offer some little ones in the future.  Here are the quotes (and yes, if someone guesses right I’ll post the answer):

1.  “You can’t go hunting United States governors with a generic revolver.  It simply isn’t done.”  –Feed by Mira Grant

2.  “My father’s greatest victories were in the Alps, France, the Low Countries, but especially in Germany, where his name will, I think, never be forgotten.”  –I, Claudius by Robert Graves

3.  “Fifteen!  I’d hardly be fifteen and rousting villages.
By the time fifteen came around, I’d be King!”  -Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

4.  “You know, he never tried to find out what had happened to his relatives in Jamaica?  Never even asked.  He was so fiercely focused on the fate of our nation, so determined to preserve the dream that created it.  I don’t know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them.”  -World War Z by Max Brooks

5.  “And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles,/Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurgecruncheon, see if I don’t.” -The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

If no one has guessed any of them by the time I’m done work I’ll post some clues for this evening, with the answers to follow tomorrow morning.  So go on and guess away!


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