Friday, September 19, 2008

More LM Reader Guides:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

Good news--this is poetry, so you can pretty much say whatever you want about it, and no one will contradict you, because nobody understands poetry. Just be sure you say it's about something deep, like freedom or the individual, and you'll be fine.

The Sound and the Fury
by William Faulkner

Um, someone should have told Faulkner that you never go full retard. Take it from us--just skip to the last section where the book starts to sort of make sense, and as for the rest of it, say it represents the fragmentation of modern life or whatever. Actually, you can say that anything represents the fragmentation of modern life.

Back to School with Literary Makeovers!!!

So schools everywhere have started up again, and you students out there probably already have some tests and papers coming up. What a drag! The least sexy thing about books is reading them. So we're here to help! With our handy guides, you can still look smart without having to, you know, learn anything.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of life and makes a man out of dead body parts. But people see the man as a monster, because, duh, he looks completely gross. Oh, and Igor is only in the movies; Shelley took him out when she made the book version.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The thing you should know here is that the man isn't literally invisible, just black. Maybe the problem is people can't see him very well in the dark, we don't know.

1984 by George Orwell
1984 was awesome!! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Ghostbusters! Cosby and Punky Brewster, and oh yeah--MADONNA!!!!! And the shoulder pads were stupid, but the big hair was glamorous in its own way...

Ok, we have not read this book.