A More Modern Library – For Busy People & Users of Twitter (Your Favourite Books Brutally Abridged)

Well here’s a little something you can play along to at home… (No explanation necessary, the title says it all, right?)

Any implied connection between the following literary allusions and my being in any way well-read is entirely coincidental.


Around the World in 80 Words (Jules Verne)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Solar System (Douglas Adams)

Premature Dick (Herman Melville)

At the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolfe)

Woman in Love (D. H. Lawrence)

Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

Bleak Room (Charles Dickens)

The Grape of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

Brideshead Fleetingly Recalled (Evelyn Waugh)

To Wound a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Staying in for a Change (Jack Kerouac)

100 Minutes of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)

A Polaroid of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)

A Few of the King’s Men (Robert Penn Warren)

The Quick Nap (Raymond Chandler)

Delivered (James Dickey)

None Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)

From Here to Early Next Week (James Jones)

The Ordinary Ambersons (Booth Tarkington)

The Out of Court Settlement (Franz Kafka)

Finnegan’s Funeral (James Joyce)

Modest Expectations (Charles Dickens)

Naked Snack (William S. Burroughs)

A Room Without a View (E. M. Forster)

The Moment of Innocence (Edith Wharton)

The Postman Sometimes Rings Once (James M. Cain)

The Spy Who Never Went Out in the Cold in the First Place (John le Carré)

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