It was the best review, it was the worst review. Or, in these particular cases, they were the shortest, strangest, and / or just the most direct of them.
We’ve rounded up the funniest and weirdest classic book reviews we could find on GoodReads – the home of some of the most cutting-edge, brutal, and succinct views.
Now we’re reconsidering all of our favorite high school readings. (Above all Catcher in the rye.)
Anna karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Guess Tolstoy never got the memo?
As i die, William Faulkner
In a way, they are not …wrong?
1984 (nineteen eighty-four), George Orwell
Big Brother is not happy with either.
Catcher in the rye, JD Salinger
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hey, whatever works.
Great expectations, Charles Dickens
Ah, OK. This tracks.
Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Something is rotten in the state of the review section.
Jane eyre, Charlotte Brontë
It doesn’t matter what floats on your boat, Cristin.
Little woman, Louisa May Alcott
We can ship with all Taylor Swift classic crossover lit chick.
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
It’s not even a bad summary.
Moby dick, Herman Melville
Well. This is factually correct.
Mrs Dalloway, Virginia woolf
She is trying to buy them for herself, Nate!
Of mice and Men, John Steinbeck
Evergreen Review. Reliable. Five stars.
Portrait of the artist as a young man, James Joyce
Moocoow is literally the 14th word in the book, then the 22nd. Nathan must have been happy.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Extremely fair analysis.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
Another solid analysis. Children these days! (Or … a century ago.)
The old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Yeah, and say Moby dickit is Ishmael for righteousness overcome the whale? It doesn’t happen, Matt!
Dorian Gray’s photo, Oscar Wilde
Hey, you don’t know.
The foreigner, Albert Camus
I will definitely use it to get out of conversations. “Do you know who you remind me of?” Did you read The stranger? “
The Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
Ah, a bittersweet conclusion: Contemporary and classics collide.