I thought of this game on the bus home yesterday, because I was missing my copy of The Ambassadors, which I had left at C’s place.
O. Henry James Joyce Cary A. Nation
It started out as just authors, but I think that’s too restrictive.
George Michael Jackson Pollock
Noms de plume are allowed, in fact compulsory, because you have to use the name they are best known by…
John Dee H Lawrence Hargreaves
…and homophones, and all other groaners, are positively encouraged.
Calamity Jane Austen Tayshus
Sudden shifts of register are good, but sticking to a single domain is also prized:
Les Paul Simon Le Bon Scott Joplin
Should partial name matches be allowed? I’m not sure.
Chow Yun-Fat Boy Slim Dusty Springfield
The game needs a name. I thought of ‘Henry James’ or ‘Dylan’: any other suggestions?
Bob Dylan Thomas Mann Ray Charles Mingus