Saturday, October 30, 2010

Today's Busy Readers

The Christian Science Monitor:
We're collecting 140-character book reviews – perfect for today's busy readers.
140 character books are the better idea.
You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's "If on a winter's night a traveller." It's a real adventure! Tricky too! All finished now.


mikey said...

Born in Winter. Some stuff happened. Hardship, tragedy, love, redemption. Sunrise. Brave smiles through tears. Open ended. Sequel?

Substance McGravitas said...

It's an interstellar war! The bad guys have an overwhelming advantage. I'll invent something to win the war. Done! Now a girl likes me.

mikey said...

Oooohh. @Heinlein. Very nice.

Let's try @Ludlum:

Massacre. Confusion. Snooping. Information! Form alliances. BETRAYAL! Run! Gunfight. Chase. Fistfight. Sex. Final confrontation.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's tough growing up. You're dumber than you thought. You love someone and you act jerky or they act jerky. It's a sad and lonely life.

Kathleen said...

find mysterious religious iconography, run around idiotically being chased by a ridiculous cartoonish villain. Have sex, survive implausibly

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Have sex, survive implausibly

Shorter is better, explosions, movie deal.

Smut Clyde said...

I would have written a compressed book that has never been made in such detail or with such care but you know, deadlines, and it’s time to w