Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Twitterature

I want, no I NEED this book. I discovered it while re-ordering my stock and boy-oh-boy it looks like a fun irreverent look at some of the "greatest" pieces of fiction;

From Oedipus: PARTY IN THEBES!!! Nobody cares I killed that old dude, plus this woman is all over me. Total MILF. From Paradise Lost: OH MY GOD I'M IN HELL. Perhaps you once asked yourself, ‘What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince his words, muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub?’ No doubt such questions would have been swiftly resolved were the Prince of Denmark a registered user on Twitter.com. This, in essence, is Twitterature. From Hamlet: WTF IS POLONIUS DOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN??? Here are over 60 of the greatest works of literature – from Beowulf to Bronte, Kafka to Kerouac, Dostoevsky to Dickens – distilled in the voice of Twitter to their pithiest essence, providing everything you need to master the literature of the civilised world, while relieving you of the task of reading it. From Dante’s Inferno: I’m havin a midlife crisis. Lost in the woods. Shoulda brought my iPhone.

Finally a book that will laugh as I laugh, that mocks as I mock and that will dissect the many literary fictions that I read. Let's just say it had my interest at 'PARTY IN THEBES' and had won my heart over entirely by 'iPhone'. I must buy it...for...self. At any rate even the title is kinda cool and if it's anything like my complete works of Oscar Wilde It'll be another perfect book for D hitting.

2 comments:

  1. Mine father's daughter shall away to procure this book within the fortnight.

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  2. And I in the morrow good lady?

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