Thursday, September 6, 2018

A bookish gem...



Kristen at We Be Reading blogged about this book a few weeks ago and I'm so glad she did because this book is awesome. The way John Atkinson can take a classic and capture its essence with a witty and pithy one or two-panel cartoon is amazing. I loved each and every one. It's a book you can read in under an hour, and savor for days. Here are a few of my favorites:







Isn't this a perfect summary of Proust? I know it made me laugh.














I also love this caption for Ulysses. (Although the cartoon panel in the book is slightly different.)














And then there are these:

Aren't they great?








So, if you get a chance to check out this delightfully funny book of abridged classics don't pass it up! It's one of my favorite books of 2018!

Happy Reading!



P.S. This cartoon isn't

22 comments:

  1. Lark, I love this! They are hilarious and spot on :)

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    1. Aren't they perfect? I'm such a John Atkinson fan after reading this book. :D

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  2. I need to get my hands on this. I’ve seen people sharing bits of it and it always makes me laugh.

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  3. I love stuff like this! Nice post that made me smile.

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    1. Thanks, Jane! Glad I could share a little happiness. :)

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  4. :) I tried Proust on more than one occasion. Same with Ulysses. Thanks for a concise rendering of plot and lack thereof! :)

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    1. Right? Those were my two favorite cartoon summaries by far. ;D

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  5. These are hilarious. :-) Thank you for making me smile. I needed that!

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  6. This is awesome! I'm laughing so hard because those are so true! :D

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  7. I think I agree with the Jane Austen one...

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    1. Atkinson's take on Pride & Prejudice is pretty good, too. :)

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  8. Looks and sounds awesome. I love books like this!

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  9. What a fun idea! The one about Lord of the Rings made me smile... :)

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  10. Ha, that's pretty cute. I do like the Proust cartoon. That's one author I probably won't get to!

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    1. I probably won't ever get to Proust either. ;D

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