Monday, March 30, 2015

Booknote: 90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry

Henrik Lange, 90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry. Boras, Sweden: Nicotext, 2009. ISBN: 978-91-85869299.

Genre: Humor
Subgenre: Graphic novels and comics, literature
Format: Paperback
Source: My local public library. 

This is a humor book for readers and book fans. If you were forced to read some "classics" in your school days, the cartoons here may give you a chuckle, or maybe a different appreciation of those classics. Each book featured is represented by a four square panel cartoon. The humor and ability of the author to capture the essence of each book varies from one selection to the next. Some cartoons work better than others. The book's art style is in black and white, very simple and basic. Also, the definition of "classic" is somewhat liberal. You will find some of the usual suspects like To Kill a Mockingbird and Moby-Dick, but also titles like The Thorn Birds, The Clan of the Cave Bear, and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. I think the author just tried to include something for everyone, and that can be a good thing. In the end, it was a very light and easy book to flip through. It was nice and quick entertainment.

I liked it, so giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

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This book qualifies for the following 2015 Reading Challenges:

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