May 5, 2011

Good Fun

The Guardian has a nice article about a particular website which retitles famous books in accordance with what they are really about. According to Dan Wilbur, the Brooklyn-based writer and performer who runs, "This blog is for people who do not have thousands of hours to read book reviews or blurbs or first sentences. I will cut through all the cryptic crap, and give you the meat of the story in one condensed image. Now you can read the greatest literary works of all time in mere seconds!"

Check the comments on the Guardian story as well. Some of the commentators have suggested really wacky names. My favs:

Pride and Prejudice - How to Marry a Millionaire
A Farewell to Arms - The Amateur Bombmaker's Guide
Lord of The Flies - Children Are Vicious Bastards
Great Expectations - Greater Disappointments
Lady Chatterley's Lover -- Shagging and Ranting
Anna Karenina -- Men are Bastards, Buy a Dog

I'm thinking up some of my own. Why don't you too?

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