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Can you name the authors of these book series?
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The Hardy Boys
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Baby-Sitters Club
Wheel of Time
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lord of the Rings
His Dark Materials
The Boxcar Children
The Magic School Bus
The Dark Tower
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Dec 29th, 2008 at 18:33 GMT
It's unfortunate that more people don't know the Hercule Poirot answer. Those are some of the finest mystery books ever written.
Dec 29th, 2008 at 19:10 GMT
Dec 29th, 2008 at 20:26 GMT
I feel like I should point out that the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series were written by multiple authors. The answers given here were the "house names" for those two series. See also Nick Carter and V.C. Andrews.
Dec 29th, 2008 at 20:43 GMT
Many of these are great authors... and then they added Stephanie Meyer and Twilight. *gag*
Dec 29th, 2008 at 20:57 GMT
Love it - great quiz! The childrens' books on the list bring back lots of great memories...
Dec 29th, 2008 at 21:00 GMT
As per sdh, it would be nice to have "Statemeyer," "Wirt Benson" and a couple of other names as bonuses. More importantly, it's "CONAN Doyle" not "Doyle."
Dec 29th, 2008 at 23:22 GMT
ntnon - The way the Sporcle code works, if last name is accepted, it will always take the last word in the answer - so there's no good way to force it to accept Conan Doyle and not Doyle short of a tedious coding of every entry on the quiz. I've run into the problem on a couple of ones I've written - most notably Toms, Dicks, and Harrys, where the answer "Dirty Harry" had to take Harry Callahan as the primary answer, and simply "Dirty" as the alternate so that typing "Harry" didn't give it to you.
Dec 29th, 2008 at 23:24 GMT
Charlotte: it's not like Franklin W Dixon, R.L. Stine and Robert Jordan are Don Delillo and Thomas Pynchon either
Dec 29th, 2008 at 23:44 GMT
I never knew the bears were "BerenstAIn". I've pronounced it "BerenstEEn" my entire life. Well, you learn something new every day.
Dec 30th, 2008 at 02:31 GMT
No Ann Rice, I'm bummed. Good quiz though.
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Dec 30th, 2008 at 17:20 GMT
Isn't it Bernstein? For some reason I thought that what it was. I could be wrong.
Dec 30th, 2008 at 22:07 GMT
It's missing the Artemis Fowl books.
Dec 31st, 2008 at 04:56 GMT
I was kind of surprised not to see Patricia Cornwell & Scarpetta on here
Dec 31st, 2008 at 13:56 GMT
@Hermes: That's the toys (German, I think.) I'm not sure, but I think they're a separate thing to the books - though I've never heard of them, so I could be wrong.
Dec 31st, 2008 at 18:06 GMT
I hope we see a part 2 of this quiz with Robert B. Parker's Spenser, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum included, among others.
Jan 6th, 2009 at 01:07 GMT
I would also add the "Tomorrow, When The War Began" series by John Marsden, which has seven books. Alternatively, Marsden's character Ellie Linton could be posed as a clue, as she was not only the main protagonist in said series, but also had a sequel trilogy, "The Ellie Chronicles". James Patterson's "Women's Murder Club", at seven books and counting, should also be on here.
Jan 7th, 2009 at 18:48 GMT
The Callahan series by Spider Robinson??
Jan 16th, 2009 at 01:26 GMT
wow!lol pretty hard
Feb 20th, 2009 at 18:54 GMT
A couple of other ideas if they ever make a sequel of this game would be L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie.
Mar 21st, 2009 at 14:15 GMT
Great concept - agree that a sequel would be welcome. Nice mix of genres & time periods. However, feel like a bit of an idiot for not guessing the Berenstains!
Apr 28th, 2009 at 15:39 GMT
Worked in a bookstore and still didn't get them all. I always confuse Cleary and Blume, but that didn't really matter.
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May 6th, 2009 at 20:25 GMT
Where's the Dirt Pitt series. This quiz is lacking because of this omission
May 22nd, 2009 at 21:29 GMT
These books are amazing! However, I believe additional series should be added - such as the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale.
May 23rd, 2009 at 04:58 GMT
Fun. I should've known some more than I got.
May 24th, 2009 at 12:29 GMT
^ me too :(, what about G.P.Taylor? Also, how is J.K.Rowling more known than Tolkien? Tolkien was one of the greatest writers there has ever been! Just because Harry Potter is newer.
Jun 12th, 2009 at 15:22 GMT
Man, I was taking this quiz wondering why Lord of the Rings is left out, give up with only several right, and learn the Lord of the Rings IS on there!
Jul 3rd, 2009 at 22:27 GMT
Naming either Brian Herbert or Kevin J. Anderson in reference to Dune is a hate crime. At least to anyone who actually enjoyed the first novel. :-)
Jul 6th, 2009 at 21:25 GMT
Kicking222: I definitely chuckled out loud at the BerenSTAIN bears...and then realize that I was wrong in thinking that this quiz was full of it! I've always pronounced it Beren-steen as well! Great idea for a quiz, though!
Jul 29th, 2009 at 20:05 GMT
So proud that I *didn't* get the answer to Twilight... but ashamed that I missed the Berenstain Bears, haha!
Aug 20th, 2009 at 03:42 GMT
Seems some people need to feel superior by dismissing that which is currently popular. While I have not read the books myself, I have heard from many avid readers, including readers of classic novels, that they were very good and very well written. It begs the question of the two who felt the need to disparage the series: Did either of you even read any of the titles of the series?
Mar 3rd, 2010 at 01:02 GMT
You should accept "Clive Staples Lewis" and "John Ronald Reuel Tolkein". It was a great quiz though!
Mar 31st, 2010 at 20:01 GMT
i loved this quiz even though i got barely any because i just couldn't remember lol. can you add Francine Pascal, Sweet Valley High? those books were my life!
Apr 13th, 2010 at 16:27 GMT
Good quiz, though Lord of the Rings is one book and not a series. (:
Apr 13th, 2010 at 22:22 GMT
For as much as I loved some of these books as a kid, I had NO IDEA who the authors were. Guess when I was eight I didn't care.
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Jul 13th, 2010 at 16:56 GMT
good in general but why is twilight in there and not harry potter?!?!
Jul 19th, 2010 at 21:14 GMT
runnergirl35: A better way to phrase that question would be "Why is Twilight in there and not anything else BUT Twilight!?"
Sep 29th, 2010 at 21:46 GMT
"Twilight Series" should technically be "Twilight Saga", that's the name Stephenie Meyer used for it.
Oct 16th, 2010 at 20:53 GMT
@runnergirl35 Harry Potter is there.
Jan 14th, 2011 at 04:34 GMT
If you're going to list Brian Herbert and Kevin Andersen for Dune, you may as well put Brandon Sanderson in for the Wheel of Time. At least his contributions are well written.
Jun 26th, 2011 at 04:07 GMT
A big facepalm on myself for missing Sir Artie... but then I would guess that feeling pales in comparison to 79% of quiztakers when they see the author(s) of the Berenstain Bears books.
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