The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143117322, 208pp.
Publication Date: December 29, 2009
Hatched in a dorm room at the brain trust that is the University of Chicago, "Twitterature" is a hilarious and irreverent re-imagining of the classics as a series of 140-character tweets from the protagonist. Providing a crash course in more than eighty of the world's best-known books, from Homer to Harry Potter, Virgil to Voltaire, Tolstoy to "Twilight" and Dante to "The Da Vinci Code." It's the ultimate Cliffs Notes. Because as great as the classics are, who has time to read those big, long books anymore?
From "Hamlet WTF IS POLONIUS DOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN "
From the "Harry Potter" series: "Oh man big tournament at my school this year PSYCHED I hope nobody dies this year, and every year as if by clockwork. "
From "The Great Gatsby Gatsby is so emo. Who cries about his girlfriend while eating breakfast...IN THE POOL?
"Do you hear that? It's the sound of Shakespeare, rolling over in his grave."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Twitterature makes me want to punch someone, preferably the 'authors'. They're in Chicago. I'm gonna take a road trip..."
"JUst f*#%&ng shoot me now..."
--Mike C, grouchyconservativepundits.com