Giveaway! New Haven According to Nameless

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I just posted about Lili St. Crow’s Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness and my shock to discover that it was set in New Haven.  Throughout the book, I kept a close eye on characteristics of New Haven described in the book to see if they matched my experience and decided to make it into a game I call ACCURATE OR INACCURATE!  

RULES:
I will list 4 quotes from the book Nameless.
Decide whether the statement is Accurate or Inaccurate and list your answers in the comments.

DISCLAIMER:
I am aware that this contest is, by definition, subjective.  However, I trust the answers will come easily enough if you think sarcastically.  Explanations that make me laugh out loud will also be accepted.

WINNER:
Whoever has the most correct answers, wins.  In the likely event of a tie, the Prize Winner will be chosen via random generator.

Our Prize Winner will receive their choice of
A) the book in question, Nameless
OR
B) $10 in Amazon credits

DATES:
Contest is open immediately and closes May 10, 2014

QUOTES:

1) He saw a flicker; the instinct of two decades of driving in New Haven rose under his skin and he jammed on the brakes.

2) The snow lasted two months, shrouding New Haven in white…But the snowplows and the drags ran night and day.

3) “What the hell was that guy, anyway?”
    In New Haven, you could ask that question, but you probably wouldn’t get much of an answer.

4) Walking home in New Haven was risky.

Good luck!

3 thoughts on “Giveaway! New Haven According to Nameless

  1. Britta says:

    1) He saw a flicker; the instinct of two decades of driving in New Haven rose under his skin and he jammed on the brakes.

    ONE MILLION PERCENT ACCURATE. STG, New Haven drivers eat a big bowl of stupid every morning before they get behind the wheel.

    2) The snow lasted two months, shrouding New Haven in white…But the snowplows and the drags ran night and day.

    Inaccurate. The Winter of Discontent does not last a measly two months!

    3) “What the hell was that guy, anyway?”
    In New Haven, you could ask that question, but you probably wouldn’t get much of an answer.

    Accurate. Somewhere in that fine town is an organism who willingly adorned its vehicle with a cow skull made of bicycle parts. Who or what does that?

    4) Walking home in New Haven was risky.

    Inaccurate. In my experience, even living in the Dwight Street tenements, the worst that ever happened was that a homeless lady tried to exchange my change for her Shakespeare. The scariest things in New Haven were IN that home.

  2. Rachel says:

    All my knowledge of New Haven comes from you, so here goes:
    1. Accurate.
    2. Inaccurate. You complained about snow for much longer than two months.
    3. Accurate.
    4. Accurate.

  3. Jeff says:

    1) Uh, accurate. In New Haven, one way is simply a suggestion, lanes do not exist nor do speed limits, and jamming on the brakes always seemed far less effective than simply accelerating.

    2) Inaccurate, to which you will say, “Whaaaa?” Let me explain. As your friends have stated, two months is like winter’s preamble in New Haven. And the plows don’t run day and night…they run like month and month.

    3) Accurate. Like a murder of crows or a gaggle of geese, New Haven is a flotilla of weird.

    4) Accurate though I think it depends on who you are and where you live. David’s classmate was shot in the hand while standing on a street corner on campus and he was walking home at the time, sooooo, yeah…

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