Mondays With Murdock: Name That Author


There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can’t screw it up.~Raymond Feist

It’s been a rough weekend, P&Q Rangers. Between the G/I bug from hell, more family drama, and a couple screaming kids at work, I’ve about had it. Which is why I decided to write instead of merely griping about it and drowning my sorrows with Ben & Jerry’s.

For those of you who read last Monday’s post, I sent our fearless site mascot (H.M. Murdock) on a virtual quest at a random location in the world. The winner was the first person to correctly find him based on the clues given. Congrats to The Heretic…your prize will be on its way very shortly.

This week is not a “where,” but rather a “who.” From the clues given, your challenge is to name the famous writer they describe. The first person to successfully do so will win a virtual prize. He or she will also have the opportunity to write a guest column for P&Q if they so desire and get lots of free publicity. Sound good?

Since this is a late edition and I’m wiped out, let’s get started!

Clue #1:

Although the author is renowned for writing in English, the author was born here:

Clue #2:

The author’s most famous work was set in the land whose flag is seen here:

Clue #3:

The author described the clipper ship Torrens, seen below, thusly: “A ship of brilliant qualities – the way the ship had of letting big seas slip under her did one’s heart good to watch.”

Clue #4:

A square named in this author’s honor was dedicated in 1979…the same year a film based upon one of the author’s works was released.

Clue #5:

One of several monuments to this author…inscribed in the author’s first language.

Remember…first person with the correct answer gets the prize, so don’t delay!

Our site mascot also tells me we have 33 Films reviews coming real soon along with some other cool stuff (including an interactive writers’ project), so stay tuned, Rangers!

Amazon has promo code savings available for films and books.

As always, if you enjoyed this post, click that “Like” button and subscribe! Murdock and I are counting on you.

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on March 12, 2012.

11 Responses to “Mondays With Murdock: Name That Author”

  1. That would be the amazing Joseph Conrad!!

    • Very good, Jamie! I wasn’t sure if anybody would get it, much less that fast. The prize is all yours. Just let me know where I should send it, and if you’d like to guest post, you’re welcome to. πŸ™‚

  2. That is awesome someone got it a lot quicker this time. πŸ™‚

  3. See, this is what I get for being slow on the draw or more accurately, late to the party. I did a report on Heart of Darkness senior year in HS.

  4. Haven’t read Conrad since university. Maybe I should download a title.

  5. I believe that is Joseph Conrad, but I was very slow in getting to this post, so I’ve obviously been beaten to it. Curse my lazy blogger nature.

    Hope you’re feeling better my dear.

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