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[*] Post 376335 posted on 11-5-2009 at 22:11 Reply With Quote
Twitter Lit



Twitterers are distilling great works of literature into 140 character tweets.

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Samuel Beckett's bleak play Waiting for Godot is reduced to: "Vladimir and Estragon stand next to tree and wait for Godot. Their status is not updated."

Other examples:

Ulysses

jamesjoyce: Man walks around Dublin. We follow every minute detail of his day. Heís probably overtweeting.

Great Expectations

charlesdickens: Orphan given £££ by secret follower. He thinks itís @misshavisham but it turns out to be @magwitch

The Catcher in the Rye

jdsalinger: Rich kid thinks everyone is fake except for his little sister. Has breakdown. @markchapman is now following @johnlennon

Pride and Prejudice

janeaustin: Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.

Bridget Jonesís Diary

helenfielding: RT @janeaustin Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.






:D


Now, I don't twitter but this brevity appeals to me.


Can you think of a twitter-style synopsis for a favourite book?
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[*] Post 376337 posted on 11-5-2009 at 22:51 Reply With Quote


Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens: Orphan comes good after being led astray by Jewish paedophile.
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[*] Post 376346 posted on 11-5-2009 at 23:26 Reply With Quote


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Never thought of old Fagin that way before...
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