Thursday, April 1, 2010

Books I'm not sure I Want to Read: Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets
or Less is by Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin.  I'm pretty sure alcohol was involved.

I'm not even on Twitter, but when I saw that this book is a Penguin imprint book, it made me take another look.  Any book that lists The Hobbit and Ender's Game among the World's Greatest Books at least gets my attention.  The DaVinci Code's in there, too, though, so I'm not sure what that says.  Did I mention Penguin published this?  Pardon me while I scratch my head.

It probably can't live up to the sheer awesomeness that is Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook or the terribly helpful for studying to beat the CLEP works of Richard Armour (I am indebted to American Lit Relit: a short history of American Literature for long-suffering students especially), but I don't think it's trying to be either of those books, so I can't really condemn it for failing.

I wish more Armour books were still in print.  :)  Or that I had more time and money to scour the Internet and used book stores looking for cheap but serviceable copies of his delightful Relights, which cover everything from history to art to literature.

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