Hilarious summaries of classic novels

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Hilarious summaries of classic novels

Post by anjali » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:27 pm

For those who prefer the pithiest of instructions. ;)

http://www.upworthy.com/hilarious-summa ... c=ufb0&s=p

"In a hilarious series of comics, illustrator John Atkinson gives us some less-than-classic descriptions of the classic books you probably had to read in high school."
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Re: Hilarious summaries of classic novels

Post by CedarTree » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:29 pm

anjali wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:27 pm
For those who prefer the pithiest of instructions. ;)

http://www.upworthy.com/hilarious-summa ... c=ufb0&s=p

"In a hilarious series of comics, illustrator John Atkinson gives us some less-than-classic descriptions of the classic books you probably had to read in high school."
Copy paste it here for those of us that can't click on links at the moment ;)

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Post by anjali » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Copy paste it here for those of us that can't click on links at the moment ;)
It's a couple of one panel cartoons and would lose it's effect without the drawings.
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Re: Hilarious summaries of classic novels

Post by CedarTree » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 pm

anjali wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Copy paste it here for those of us that can't click on links at the moment ;)
It's a couple of one panel cartoons and would lose it's effect without the drawings.
dang, okay will check it out later. I thought you could include the pictures in here?

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Re: Hilarious summaries of classic novels

Post by CedarTree » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:27 pm

justsit wrote:
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Molly Bloom must be happy that her famous soloiquy is "run on sentence"

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Post by Simon E. » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:24 am

Dying bloke hallucinates.

Pincher Martin by William Golding.


Bunch of boys are unpleasant to each other.

Lord of The Flies by William Golding.


Head honcho spy, outs spy who is boffing his wife.

Tinker Taylor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre.
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Post by DGA » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:41 am

CedarTree wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:27 pm


Molly Bloom must be happy that her famous soloiquy is "run on sentence"
yes she will Yes

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Post by DGA » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:45 am

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:24 am
Dying bloke hallucinates.

Pincher Martin by William Golding.


Bunch of boys are unpleasant to each other.

Lord of The Flies by William Golding.


Head honcho spy, outs spy who is boffing his wife.

Tinker Taylor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre.
You'll need that family tree on the first page

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Post by DGA » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:48 am

Coming soon, a film adaptation produced by Harvey Weinstein and directed by Louis CK

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Post by Simon E. » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:21 am

Kid feeds escaped convict. 25 years later finds out convict has bankrolled his education.

Great Expectations by Dickens.


Guys go through WW2 with a bunch of great one-liners.

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.


Mysterious rich guy accidentally kills someone by driving into them. But it wasnt really him.

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald.
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Post by CedarTree » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:44 pm

DGA wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:41 am
CedarTree wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:27 pm


Molly Bloom must be happy that her famous soloiquy is "run on sentence"
yes she will Yes
Hahahahaha nicely done.

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Re: Hilarious summaries of classic novels

Post by Quay » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:11 pm

I love these kinds of things. :)

My favorite has always been:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

"Two women fight to the death over a pair of shoes."
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Post by Simon E. » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:12 am

Midget finds magic ring. After a few problems his nephew drops it into a volcano.

The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Re: Hilarious summaries of classic novels

Post by Tenma » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:16 am

Here are a few that I was forced read:

Shakespeare Classics:

Romeo and Juliet
Families fight, then teenage couple kills themselves. Boring.

Merchant of Venice
Antisemitism, white guy borrows money and defeats a Jew. The usual method. Also, lottery ticket replaced with caskets.

Taming of Shrew
Sexism, tough girl loses to dude. The usual.

Twelfth Night
Cross-dressing and a locked up butler.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
An idiot ends up with a donkey head, lovers fight, boring stuff.

King Lear
Old dude goes mad, everyone dies. The end.

Othello
Black racism, suicide, and another suicide.(Bet the Black Lives Matter TOTALLY love this)

The Tempest
Witchcraft, shipwreck, old betrayal, usual love, and a lonely demon.

Titus Andronicus
Romans, barbarians, the usual murder, and a pie made of 2 boys.

Macbeth
Dude meets witches, becomes mad, then is killed.

Hamlet
Guy sees ghost, plots revenge, everyone dies.

Julius Caesar
What will happen to Trump.

Edgat Allan Poe Classics

The Raven
Dude goes mad over a raven, then dies.

Masque of the Red Death
Plague ruins party. The end.

The Black Cat
A black cat and a madman.

Cask of Amontillado
The usual revenge and a bottle of wine. Plus, being locked up for 50 years!

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Crazy ape kills some females.

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