Summarize a novel in 25 words

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A very long boring poem.

The Iliad (or any other Ancient Greek story)

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A girl trips out, meets others, goes on killing spree.

-The Wizard of Oz
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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Three birds trying to get tubbed by rich blokes.


Pride and Predjudice - Jane Austen

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Big shark kills people, then dies.
-Jaws
If you can't laugh, what good are you?

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Bird that tubbed rich bloke goes Schitzo.


Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

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Fat wimpy guy dresses like his mother and kills people.
-Psycho
If you can't laugh, what good are you?

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Insecure bird tubs rich bloke.


Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

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A fabricated religion makes people happy while a scientific discovery kills every living thing on Earth.

"Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut

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Brown wrote:A fabricated religion makes people happy while a scientific discovery kills every living thing on Earth.

"Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut
A fabricated religion makes people happily accept horrendous attrocities. Almost every book by Vonnegut, especially Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle, etc.
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Some rich schmuck suffers because of a petty cosmic wager, asks a bunch of hard questions, and ends up getting no answers.

"Job"
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"Hey, who died and made YOU king??"

"Hamlet"
by William Shakespeare
with a tip o' the hat to the boys at MST3K.

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Are they good guys? They sure don't LOOK like good guys. How come the kids get to have all the fun?

"Childhood's End," by Arthur C. Clarke

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

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Can you name that book?
Now, here is what we can call a classic example of exactly what is wrong with these sorts of threads. Everyone is too busy listening to the sounds of their own voices to actually engage with someone who is trying to challenge other posters' literary (or otherwise) knowledge.

Remember pre-school? Remember when someone told a joke, and then all the other kids would try to top it by exaggerating the key point of that joke? ("I know, what's grey and leaves hundreds of footprints in your butter? Hundreds of elephants that are in your fridge!") Well, welcome to the internet, where that experience may be re-lived again and again, or at least until you throw your monitor out the window.

Sorry, skeeve, got side-tracked. Was it 'The Cat who could Walk Through Walls' by Heinlein (I haven't read it, but the plot sounds like it could be up his alley, and the title has a cat in it. Yes, it might be a crap guess, but at least I tried)?
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The butler didn't do it.

--anything by Agatha Christie

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I was thinking it was The Master and Margarita, which I've never read - I just recall a cat depicted on the various covers I've seen.

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I was thinking A Wrinkle in Time. Didn't one of the "witches" manifest themselves as a cat? Been too long.

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Bird loses shoe and tubs rich bloke.


Cinderella - Trad.

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Boy is good at video games.

Ender's game by Orson Scott Card.
I guess there he chose to err on the side of more votes. -[size=75]Grammatron[/size]

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No problem created by loony British aristocrats is so large that it cannot be solved by a competent gentleman's gentleman.

- anything by P. G. Wodehouse

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Little fat guy is late for dinner. The Hobbit, by Tolkien.

Dumbass whaler's grudge wastes lives. Moby Dick, by Melville.

Babylonian and Zoarastrian myths are thrown together in a hodgepodge. The bible, by various folks.

You've really got to know where your towel is. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Adams.

Millenia of history can't stop Catholic guy from falling for Jewish girl. The Source, by Michener.
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