90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry by Henrik Lange

by Bufkinite@evpl on Thursday, June 11 2009, 8:20am. Viewed 1,141 times.

Jacket art - 90 Classic Books for People in a HurryThis morning over my first cup of coffee I read Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness; and then Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  I decided to read The Three Musketeers before jumping in the shower. 

This delightful book reduces most of the canon of "Western Literature" into a series of four-panel cartoons.  Each of the books thus encapsulated is given one two-page spread, and each 4-panel cartoon only uses 3 to tell the story, because one panel is always the book title.

I found this collection to be very funny and well thought out.  It's also weird how many of the books he actually does capture the essence of in one page.

You're in a hurry, so check this one out!

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gawell@evpl wrote
on Thursday, June 11 2009, 9:34am

A great idea for a book. Let's see...if a picture is worth a 1000 words, that could be like a 10 page review. Cartoons are a great and maybe a very ancient art and form of communicartion, as in cave drawings, maybe even preceding speech.

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."

Albert Einstein

...just by using someone else's thoughts and not enough of one's own.

gawell@evpl wrote
on Thursday, June 11 2009, 9:46am

There's also this:

99 Classic Movies for People in a Hurry

by Thomas Wengelewski, Henrik Lange (Illustrator)