Monday, May 24, 2010

The Lesser Known Relatives of Classic Novels

I fell about laughing on Friday when I noticed the twitter hash-tag #lesserbooks via Eeleen Lee's tweets.  Alison Flood in The Guardian takes up the story of the novels that didn't quite make the shelves - among them such classics as Captain Corelli's Ukelele, To Slightly Maim a Mockingbird, The The Not-as-shite-as-you-think Gatsby, Zen and the Art of Unicycle Maintenance.

Eeleen's tweets were very funny.  Here are the titles she coined :
The Mediocre Gatsby
The Rough Sketch of Dorian Gray
The Raisins of Irritation
Infatuation In the Time of H1N1
Charlie and the Carob Factory
The Faucet-Head
A Wind-up Tangerine
Perdido Street Railway Platform
The Damien Hirst Code
A Farewell to Cuticles
The Detached-Retina Assassin
The Korma Sutra
Skype With the Vampire
The Liger, the Wiccan and the Laundry Basket

3 comments:

Hannah Stoneham said...

Brilliant! these are hilarious. Thanks for sharing

Hannah

Ee Leen Lee said...

thank you Sharon for the mention! The funniest tweet that wasn't one of mine was: 'War and Passive-Aggressive Conflict Management'

glenda larke said...

...it was a great twitter hashtag day.

My one contribution was "The Unbearable Likeness of Being Me"