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


Hannah Stoneham said...

Brilliant! these are hilarious. Thanks for sharing


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... was a great twitter hashtag day.

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