Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Great Works of Literature, As Told By Twitter

The Telegraph UK has an article on how Tim Collins has broken down the works of some the greats into Twitter-sized pieces. For example-

Pride and Prejudice
janeaustin: Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together

Great Expectations
charlesdickens: Orphan given £££ by secret follower. He thinks it’s @misshavisham but it turns out to be @magwitch

Take a gander at the Telegraph article, and the book.

cbrown: BTW, this is just midweek filler. Because if you know me, you know that I'm anti-Twitter


Pyzahn said...

Cormac Writes: Gangbuster crime fiction co-mingled with snarky commentary and peppered by a dash of wry humor.

Ahh, Twitter ain't so bad.

Cormac Brown said...


Nice tweet!

"Ahh, Twitter ain't so bad."

Mmmm...nah, it is.

Gifted Typist said...

You see, this is what Twitter is doing to literature. They do Homer as well

PS I love it.

Cormac Brown said...


By all means, please write a column about it, I'm sure Mr. Collins would enjoy the pub.