If you’ve never had time to read all the “classic” books that you wanted, or you heard about some and wondered what they were all about, or perhaps you just need a refresher, then this book is for you. It is a humorous look at about 100 classic books that are summarized in a couple short sentences, accompanied by a cute cartoon-type drawing. One example is Moby Dick by Herman Melville where the author writes, “Man vs. Whale. Whale wins.” Showing a sad man and a happy whale. Another example is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien where the author states, “Middle-earth’s epic jewelry return policy.” This is typical of the rest of the book. The author’s irreverent & comical treatment of the classics is summed up by his quote from Mark Twain, “Classic. A book people praise and don’t read.” I found this short book highly entertaining and maybe it will inspire you to delve more deeply into one of these classics and actually read it!
Sharon is a Mobile Services Clerk. She is currently reading Murder at the Maple Festival by Paul A. Newman.