Lit Quiz


Identify these two well-known novels from the first and last lines. Answers are in the comments. More lit quizzes here.

Book One

First line
We were using the old blue china and the stainless steel cutlery, with place mats on the big oval table and odd-sized jelly glasses for the wine.
Last line
I said: “It’s the color of the sky.”

Book Two

First line
The insuperable gap between East and West that exists in some eyes is perhaps nothing more than an optical illusion.
Last line
“The only proper action,” Colonel Green agreed.

  1 comment for “Lit Quiz

  1. PE
    14 Jan 2007 at 11:47 pm


    The first book is Red Sky at Morning by Richard Bradford. The second book is The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle.

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