If great classics had been written today.

@ me Ishmael. ~ Moby Dick
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in advertising. ~ Pride and Prejudice
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father friended him on Facebook. ~ 100 Years of Solitude
Bella, light of my life, fire of my shimmery loins. ~ Lolita
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is eventually on reality television. ~ Anna Karenina
[Redacted by editor] ~ Finnegan’s Wake

9 thoughts on “If great classics had been written today.

  1. 1) “U don’t know abt me without u have read a book by the name of [tl;dr], but that don’t matter. Yo.” (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)
    2)“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I shop, and how Hollywood ruined all my childhood cartoons, and how my parents were killed by Voldemort like that douchebag Harry Potter, and all that afterschool special kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, just check out my facebook page.” (Catcher in the Rye)

  2. Some more:
    “You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new tumblr, If_on_a_winter’s_night_a_traveler.” ~ If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler
    “The sun shone, having no alternative, on Los Angeles.” ~ Murphy
    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the iPhones were ringtoning thirteen.” ~ 1984
    “Who to follow?” ~ The Unnamable

  3. All this happened, according to Twitter. ~Slaughterhouse 5
    Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by a carefully selected profile pic. ~Middlemarch

  4. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow, but we didn’t have health insurance, so we put an ace bandage on it and hoped for the best.

  5. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow, but we didn’t have health insurance, so we put an ace bandage on it and hoped for the best. –To Kill A Mockinbird

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