I thought I'd burned out on these, but this morning I woke up with several of them batting around in my head. I'm not sure how to categorize them, but I think they're still mash-ups:
Welcome to the Monkeybars: Kurt Vonnegut looks back to his school days
Now We Are Sixty: A.A. Milne rewrites his classic for the Baby Boomer generation
The Tell-tale Fart: Edgar Allen Poe takes on the Young Adult market
Cautiously Positive Expectations: Charles Dickens revamped for the 21st Century reader
A Seasonal Carol: (same as above)
Celsius 232.7777: Ray Bradbury for the metric age
Rosemary's Teenager: Ira Levin revisits the devil's spawn
Scarlet Letter to a Christian Nation
Provocative author Sam Harris challenges his audience in this audacious sequel to his best-seller The End of Keeping Faith. In this scorching essay, Harris proposes that all Christians wear an embroidered red letter ‘C’ on their chests so that the non-believers and “generally sane” people can quickly identify those who are “irrational, ignorant, and intolerant bigots.” Sure to be on every neighborhood book club’s reading list.
The classic horror tale of Jean Valjean wrongly imprisoned and tortured by his most devoted fan. A rousing ending where the citizens of a small New England town take to the streets armed with pitchforks and ski poles provides the needed catharsis for this epic novel. This publication coincides with the film release starring Gerald Depardieu and Kathy Bates.
Portrait of a Lady as a Young Man
Henry James’ comedy of manners follows a cross-dressing prostitute in the streets of Dublin. Inventive stream-of-consciousness writing style marked the beginning of a new genre in literature and made the words “moo-cow” and “girlyman” part of the modern lingo.
Adam and Eve, recently expelled from Eden, go on a massive 3 day bender!
If Ray Milland plays the role of Adam and Jane Wyman assumes the role of Eve, does the proverbial snake than play Howard Da Silva's part as the bartender? Talk about temptation! The apple then becomes a tumbler of whisky?
Dr. Spenser and Mr. Hawk solve crimes in downtown Boston while attempting to control their own inner demons.
Though never actually seen together, Spenser and Hawk are reported to be two separate people, but are they?
Susan Silverman, Spenser's love interest and a lawyer by trade, has become wary of her beau. His violent outbursts are becoming more frequent and who is this Mr. Hawk character he keeps talking about?
When Mr. Hawk is accused of trampling a small girl, it's up to Spenser and Silverman to solve this convoluted crime. How will this one play out?
Can I ask you something, Dean? Sal said.
Are we Beat?
Sometimes. Not now.
And we're still going west.
So we'll be hip.
Nothing. Just dig.
I'm going to blow out this reefer stick. Is that okay?
Yes. That's okay.
Set in pre-"No Man's Land" Gotham, the novel (and subsequent stage play) is based upon the stories of Robert Kane.
Edward Nygma is a costumed villain coping with a host of problems;
- A world unware of his mental prowess
- The day-to-day problems of super villainy
- His cantakerous henchmen
- City sanctioned violence in the form of the Batman
Bosch reopens an investigation into the whereabouts of a missing boy with a peculiar scar on his forehead.
Who is the boy?
Has he been abducted?
Why can't Bosch locate the boy's parents?
And what's a Hogwarts and could it be a clue?
A group of American expatriates settles in a quiet Mexican village, where they enjoy spacious adobe houses and the tolerance of the natives but eschew the larger crustacean food sources after investigating the ethics of boiling a creature alive in order to enhance their own gustatory pleasure.
When the movie adaptation of "Q & A," Vikas Swarup's picaresque novel about Mumbai street urchins strikes gold at the box office, he and his publisher are lured to Harpo Studios in Chicago, ostensibly to participate in a panel discussion entitled "Truth in India," but really for the purpose of slicing, dicing, and forcing him to confess to a bunch of NY Times book critics just how he "cheated," because, after all, they had dismissed his novel three years earlier in a perfunctory one-paragraph review by Elsa Dixler.