Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield.The idea behind this is brilliant and the execution is perfect. I don't really have just a ton to say about it other than that it's hilarious and made me laugh out loud on multiple occasions. It reads super fast, so you can either devour it in a night like I did or you can read a few text conversations at a time. If you're not already into books, you may not get most of the jokes as they all come from well-known works of literature. I'd only hesitate to recommend this to those who are completely unfamiliar with all works of classic literature. If you've read even one classic, I think you'll find this delightfully funny.
Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Everyone knows that if Scarlett O’Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she’d constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving, she’d text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Based on the popular web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Posted by Julie G at 3:43 PM