Synopsis according to Goodreads:
"Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Everyone knows that if Scarlett O’Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she’d constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving, she’d text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Based on the popular web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century."
Texts from Jane Eyre is a chuckle-inducing collection of imaginary conversations between both fictional characters, and authors (to their fictional friends). As literary humor goes, it's on the nose, poking fun at everything from Hamlet's sullenness to Poe's crush on his cousin.
It's not crass, but it also spares no prisoners. Some I found more funny than others, but overall this was great for a laugh.
I recommend it for English majors the world over (as well as Lit professors/teachers, librarians, etc.)
Labels: book review, humor, literary humor, mallory ortberg, novels in november, texts from jane eyre