From the publisher:
The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
by ALEXANDER ACIMAN and EMMETT RENSIN
Perhaps while reading Shakespeare you've asked yourself, What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince words and muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub? But if the Prince of Denmark had a Twitter account and an iPhone, he could tell his story in real time—and concisely! Hence the genius of Twitterature.
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 Cliff Notes. Because as great as the classics are, who has time to read those big, long books anymore?Sample tweets:
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?
Can you guess which books the following tweets come from?
@AprilFools Oh and the Wyfe of Bathe. Talk about a woman who likes to be perced to the roote.
@MajorLeagueAesthole Sadly my beauty will one day cease. Perhaps I could preserve it by having the doc pull and staple the skin of my face? No. A silly thought.
@Eazy-B Uh oh. Grendel's mom showed up. She is really pissed. Wait. Monsters have feelings?
@HolyHaha I have to climb a mountain now? You got to be kidding me. Is this a joke? Who the hell came up with this story? VIIIRRRGGGILLLLLLLLLLL!
@OedipusGothplex WTF IS POLONIUS DOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN???
@WhathappensinThebes PARTY IN THEBES!!!!! Nobody cares I killed that old dude, plus this woman is ALL OVER ME! Total MILF.
@bugged-out I seem to have transformed into a large bug. Has this ever happened to any of you? No solution on Web MD.