Have you ever imagined chasing windmills, running with the bulls, what it was like living in the Oklahoma dust bowl during the depression, living in the woods to commune with nature, or slaying a dragon? We certainly live such adventures vicariously by reading books. In our current ADD world of sound bites, 280 characters, 3 min. Tik Toks, emojis, text acronyms, et al, have you found you just don’t have the time to delve into some of those classics you once thought about reading?
Well, I have a possible solution, thanks to John Atkinson (wronghands1.com) which would allow you to check some books off the list. Following are synopses of 12 all time, often cited classics which could keep your fantasies alive or maybe kill them. FWIW enjoy. B4N.
War and Peace - Everyone is sad. It snows.
The Grapes of Wrath - Farming sucks. Road trip. Road trip sucks.
Don Quixote - Guy attacks windmill. Also, he's mad.
The Sun Also Rises - Lost generation gets drunk. They're still lost.
Moby Dick - Man vs Whale. Whale wins.
Ulysses - Dublin, something, something, something, run-on sentence.
The Odyssey - War veteran takes forever to get home then kills everyone.
Wuthering Heights - A sort-of brother and sister fall in love. It's foggy.
Walden Pond - Man sits outside for two years. Nothing happens.
Crime and Punishment - Murderer feels bad. Confesses. Goes to jail. Feels better.
Beowulf - Hero kills monster. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Dragon kills hero.
Dante's Inferno - All hell breaks loose.
Comments are welcomed.