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The Anxious Fulfilment

5 October, 2012

Friday already? Must be time for some wordy wisecracking. Let’s keep with the world books, after our latest Storm, but toy with titles instead. The plan is to offer opposites in a bid for disguise or general levity.

For example, JK Rowling’s new venture into adulthood, The Casual Vacancy, may be flipped into The Anxious Fulfilment. Just as Nothing is Dark (by Jonathon Safran Foer) has to be Everything is Illuminated.

So illuminate these – and then supply your own, giving the author’s name only if the title is well-camouflaged or perhaps the book is less familiar.

  1. Fiction by Peter Temple
  2. Condemnation by Ian McEwan
  3. Limited Tragedy by David Foster Wallace
  4. Despised by Toni Morrison (brilliant book)
  5. Prosaic Gulch by Thomas Mann
  6. Blue Peak by Patrick White
  7. Weak Inertia by Jonathon Franzen
  8. Bondage by same
  9. Lack by AS Byatt
  10. Continuing From Me by Roald Dahl

Adding the author is optional, depending on your clemency. Have fun.

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