Twitterature

Twitterature

The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

Book - 2009
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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 Cliffs 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?
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780143117322
0143117327
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Rensin, Emmett

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Jul 19, 2017

It tried. I'll give it that. Unfortunately it tried by frequently using innuendo, which makes the humor cheap and at times crass.
Fun idea, but it failed. Didn't read the whole thing. I didn't find it worth my time.

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