When I was a kid, my parents would play a game with their friends that was like Pictionary, but they'd use the first line of a book...they would choose a book, and then people would write fake opening sentences. Those who guessed the correct first line got a point, and the person who wrote fake lines other chose would also get points.
So let's bring it here - but we'll do it a bit differently. I'll write the first line or sets of lines from a book, and then after the jump, you can find out who actually wrote it. This may only amuse me, but let's go.
Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of the road in northern Wisconsin. There were no witnesses, but it appears that he was sitting on the grass next to his parked car when the bomb he was building accidentally went off.
Answer after the jump.
Yep, this is the first few lines from one my favorite, under-rated books, Paul Auster's Leviathan.
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