Great Books for the Short Attention Span

An Anonymous Patron sends us this book review for “The Five Minute Illiad and Other Instant Classics” by Greg Nagan. Besides the Illiad, other works given the Five Minute treatment include Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” Wilde’s “Picture of Dorian Gray,” and Joyce’s “Ulysses.”

More than an introduction to literature, this book can also entertain those who are familiar with the works. From the review: “The book is well-worth the read, whether you have read these classics or not. Of course, if you have read “Catcher in the Rye,” “1984,” and all of the others, you may understand some of the more humorous elements of the mis-told and hardly-told tales.