“A novel is just a story that hasn’t yet discovered a way to be brief.”
— George Saunders
Damn, Dorian is a fox. What a body! What a face! And not a single wrinkle. Wait…what’s that in the attic? Quick! Swipe left! #OscarWilde
Et tu & tu & tu? Sorry, Jules! Declare yourself dictator 4eva & togas are sure 2 get all bunched up. Cass said beware the Ides! #Shakespeare
Norwegian Catholic gal has premarital sex, raises 7 boys, joins a convent, and—warning! spoiler alert!—dies of the plague. #SigridUndset
Hard at work on chapter three.
Sweet, plain Cathy Sloper has a rich heel dad & ne’er-do-well suitor. She just wants 2 be loved. You can’t always get what you want. #HJames
5 fancy Russian families living during Napoleon Invasion. Lots of drinking, dancing, politicking, fighting, courting & cavorting. #Tolstoy
The Summer of Love? For lonely Evie, it was more like the Summer of Teen Angst, Grungy Hippies, Moldy Grapes, and (Maybe!) Murder. #TheGirls
Foxy social climber Lily Bart wants to wed a millionaire. Alas, hobnobbing with Richie Rich & company brings her only heartbreak. #Wharton
Good son Gregor bugs out, climbs walls, skips work, gives family the creeps. Sadly, they are happy when he curls up in a ball & dies. #Kafka
Commence Bloomsday: Another day in Dublin. Leopold quests with his faux son Stephen as Boylan woos his wife Molly. Will she? Yes. #Joyce
Things are very bad for Antoine. You make him sick—so do rocks & stuff. Life is revolting. WTF. He’ll just exist until he doesn’t. #Sartre
It’s anarchy 4 UK boys whose plane crashes on island. They soon trade short pants 4 war paint & discover the beast within. #LordoftheFlies
Leg’o that skull already, Prince.