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 thought this one was pretty funny.
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!
Lark, I love this! They are hilarious and spot on :)ReplyDelete
Aren't they perfect? I'm such a John Atkinson fan after reading this book. :DDelete
Sounds like a fun read. :DReplyDelete
It'll make you smile!Delete
I need to get my hands on this. I’ve seen people sharing bits of it and it always makes me laugh.ReplyDelete
It's a fun book to thumb through. :)Delete
I love stuff like this! Nice post that made me smile.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jane! Glad I could share a little happiness. :)Delete
:) I tried Proust on more than one occasion. Same with Ulysses. Thanks for a concise rendering of plot and lack thereof! :)ReplyDelete
Right? Those were my two favorite cartoon summaries by far. ;DDelete
These are hilarious. :-) Thank you for making me smile. I needed that!ReplyDelete
Glad to share the bookish joy. :)Delete
This is awesome! I'm laughing so hard because those are so true! :DReplyDelete
Aren't they great?Delete
I think I agree with the Jane Austen one...ReplyDelete
Atkinson's take on Pride & Prejudice is pretty good, too. :)Delete
Looks and sounds awesome. I love books like this!ReplyDelete
I do, too! :)Delete
What a fun idea! The one about Lord of the Rings made me smile... :)ReplyDelete
I like that one, too! :)Delete
Ha, that's pretty cute. I do like the Proust cartoon. That's one author I probably won't get to!ReplyDelete
I probably won't ever get to Proust either. ;DDelete