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01/24/2005 Archived Entry: "A Book-a-Minute"
The Book-a-Minute site is hilarious, even surpassing the Movie-a-Minute site. It is a collection of "ultra-condensed books... from Shakespeare to Steinbeck!" For example...
the synopsis of The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger: Holden Caulfield: Angst angst angst swear curse swear crazy crazy angst swear curse, society sucks, and I'm a stupid jerk.
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway: Frederic Henry: I'm separated from my true love in World War I Italy. Catherine Barkley: Here I am. Let's hide in Switzerland, whoops, (dies). Frederic Henry: War has made me cynical.
And this original contribution comes from Brad: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand...Various: Where have the industrialists gone? Industrialists: We quit. John Galt (To Dagny): Join us. Dagny Taggart: I can't, I'll lose my railroad. (Society collapses.) Dagny Taggart: OK, I'll join you now.