Monday, December 20, 2010

Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float- Classic Lit Signs On To Facebook

Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook

from Goodreads:
This hilarious book is the first to bring more than fifty authors and stories from classic literature back to life and online. Schmelling uses the conventions of social networking- profile pages, status updates, news feeds, and applications-to retell everything from The Odyssey to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Lolita. At last, your favorite characters and authors from classic literature have caved to the pressure and joined a social network. William Shakespeare, with a little help from author Sarah Schmelling, recruits everyone from Jane Austen to Oedipus Rex to James Joyce to his online booke club group. Of course, mayhem soon ensues: -Mark Twain infiltrates Oscar Wilde's profile page and challenges him to a "quip off." -Jane Eyre listens to "Hard Knock Life" on repeat. -Hamlet becomes a fan of Daggers. -Dracula wonders why this "Edward" and "Bella" are people he may know. A loving spoof of the most-trafficked social networking website in the world and a playful game of literary who's who, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float will have book lovers and Facebook addicts alike twittering with joy.

My 2 cents:
I got this from a bargain bin at Jospeh-Beth Booksellers in Lexington KY and it may be the best $2 I spent this year! This was a hoot! Classic literature as if seen on Facebook- much better than a similar type book I read that was based on Twitter. I think the Hamlet may have been my favorite.

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