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90 Classic Books for People in a Hurryby Henrik Lange
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You've spent years perfecting your blank stare whenever someone mentions Kerouac, Proust or Tolkien. Life of Pi sounds a bit like a reality show and 1984 conjures up nothing other than big hair and roller-skates. Nicotext can save your literary soul!
90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry is the ultimate solution for those without the time or inclination to wade through Gulliver's Travels, Pride and Prejudice or The Great Gatsby. We give you A Clockwork Orange in a four-panel comic. We give you Death of a Salesman in five amusing sentences. We give you dinner party credibility quicker than you can say The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha.
Cleverly illustrated by Henrik Lange, this book is an entertaining addition to any bookshelf, coffee table or nightstand. Read this, and the next time someone mentions Naked Lunch, you won't say, "Yes please".
"This collection of humorous cartoons uses the four panel grid to provide Cliffs Notes crack: a super-rush of literary info in no time flat. Whole epics like Ulysses are reduced to four panels — actually three since panel one is always used for the title and not much else. The book selection includes a nice mix of warhorse classics and more modern fare — A Confederacy of Dunces and American Psycho — as well as genre favorites — The Lord of the Rings and Watchmen. The descriptions of each of the 90 books offered are best when they list the plot twists and developments, but Lange includes his own comic punch lines for most of the stories. The cute and amusing cartoons use a scratchy style reminiscent of a less polished Ivan Brunetti or Johnny Ryan. The rhythm of the four panels makes this a tough book to put down and will provide a quick brushup for folks going literary party hopping or book fair wandering." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From cult favorites to must-reads, 90 classic books are distilled into very short retellings. The entire story of each book is rendered in just four illustrated squares. Ideal for people in a hurry or anyone who likes books.
This book is a book about the greatest books in the world. All of them culty classics and books you have to have read. If you haven't now's your chance to read them all at once. If you have you can read them again and see what you remember. In four illustrated squares we give you the entire story, a sort of distilled novel, so you can read 80 books in a couple of hours. Great for people in a hurry or just anyone who likes books.
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