Summarize a novel in 25 words

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Summarize a novel in 25 words

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I know, it´s been done before, elsewhere, but...who cares?

For those who have never heard of this, the games goes like this: you take a novel (no matter which genre) and summarize it in 25 word or less.
The summary should (as the name implies) sum up the novel, and it should also be witty.

Examples (disclaimer: these are not mine)

Little folks go through big trouble while trying to get rid of stolen jewelry.
- Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Nothing happens - twice.
- Waiting for Godot


Now, the first real entry:

Complete asshole saves world he does not believe in. Who cares?
- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, by Stephen Donaldson
"Woo-woo is as woo-woo does, to paraphrase Forrest Gump."
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-Nigel

I don´t suffer from meglomania. I enjoy it thoroughly.
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It's about Russia.
-War and Peace (shamelessly stolen from Woody Allen)
If you can't laugh, what good are you?

I thought I won't submit this...but who cares...let it roll. -Pillory

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Post by specious_reasons »

My personal favorite is also not from me,

101 Irish jokes in pig latin.
- James Joyce's The Dubliners

(Although I suppose it could apply to any of his novels, too...)

Taken from a University of Illinois local comic strip, "Bob and Dave"

How about this:

The dumb guy doesn't get any rabbits.
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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DAVE!!!

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Boy marries bird.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens.

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CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:Boy marries bird.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens.
Shouldn't that be, 'Boy doesn't marry bird.' ?

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All about Pussy - The Vagina Monologues; Eve Ensler

All about Pussies - The old possums book of practical Cats; T S Eliot

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(yes they are both books :))

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Rich kid goes to the desert and talks continuously for hundreds of pages- Dune by Frank Herbert

Rich Kids Children talk for hundreds of pages- Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

Hundreds of years later, one of those kids is still yacking it up- Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

Galactic blab-fest interrupted by women who give GREAT sex, and STILL have time to talk- Chapterhouse Dune by Frank Herbert
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Telepathic Nose watches India be born. Midnight's Children, by Rushdie.
Grayman wrote:If masturbation led to homosexuality you'd think by now I'd at least have better fashion sense.

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Russians are depressing. -- Crime and Punishment

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A rich guy spends money - A Christmas Carol

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ceptimus wrote:
CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:Boy marries bird.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens.
Shouldn't that be, 'Boy doesn't marry bird.' ?
Doesn't Pip marry Esther?

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Dude bites women, their boyfriends kick his ass.

Dracula - Bram Stoker

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A whirlwind of combat, confusion and betrayal.

Cat in the Hat - Dr. Suess.

CHARLEY_BIGTIME

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Bloke with the hump.

"Mein kampf."

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A cat, a woman, and a manifestation try to save the universe, Politboro or not.

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Can you name that book?
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Mr. Christian has an asshole for a boss-- Mutiny on the Bounty

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War is hell, but that's only part of it; war is also insanity.

"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller

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All the characters sound exactly the same and then there's a big ka-boom, but the good guys win.

"The Sum of All Fears" by Tom Clancy

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The supernatural is, in fact, stupefyingly boring.

--Any novel by Stephen King

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You can kick ass, and not even know it.
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