Novels Summarized By Someone Who Has Not Read Them

via Novels Summarized By Someone Who Has Not Read Them.

This article proves that you don’t really need to read the book in order to enjoy it. With a bit of imagination, you can reimagine the story title as you see fit.

Here are some samples:

“Are these for me?” he asked, hardly daring to believe it.
They were.
– Flowers For Algernon

“I think the yellow wallpaper looks best,” she said.
“How right you are.”
They were always happy afterwards that they had chosen the yellow wallpaper. It looked so much better than the green had.
The Yellow Wallpaper

“Should we go in without him?”
“No, let’s wait. He’d wait for us.”
“How would you like to pass the time? Screaming at one another and observing a distressing sadomasochistic relationship without intervening, or otherwise?”
“Let’s just play cards and talk about our weekends.”
“What a nice idea.”
“And then if he’s not here in thirty minutes, we’ll figure out our next move.”
“Sounds good.”
“Because it would be ridiculous, to wait here indefinitely.”
– Waiting For Godot

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Douglas Adams – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hitchhiker

Hitchhiker (Photo credit: Ludie Cochrane)

via Douglas Adams – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Today, we shall celebrate the 61st birthday of a man who gave us so much good stuff. He changed how we all felt about traveling, space, towels, the number 42, and Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Then God saw fit to take him to a higher plain on May 11, 2001.

Douglas Adams was well-known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, the Dirk Gently Series, his work on Monty Python Flying Circus, and also on Dr. Who.

He may be gone, but the awesomeness that was The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will live on, in several posthumous stories (including And Another Thing, which was written by Eoin Colfer) and through the movie that became The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was done in 2005.

Thanks for the memories, Mr. Adams, and hopefully, we’ll meet again at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

(As soon as I find the DVD to Hitchhiker’s Guide, I’ll be reviewing the movie.)