Classic books summed up in hilarious one-line reviews

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.)

Enjoy!

Anna karenina, Leo Tolstoy

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Guess Tolstoy never got the memo?

As i die, William Faulkner

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In a way, they are not …wrong?

1984 (nineteen eighty-four), George Orwell

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Big Brother is not happy with either.

Catcher in the rye, JD Salinger

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Alright, ouch.

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Hey, whatever works.

Great expectations, Charles Dickens

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Ah, OK. This tracks.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

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Something is rotten in the state of the review section.

Jane eyre, Charlotte Brontë

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It doesn’t matter what floats on your boat, Cristin.

Little woman, Louisa May Alcott

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We can ship with all Taylor Swift classic crossover lit chick.

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

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It’s not even a bad summary.

Moby dick, Herman Melville

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Well. This is factually correct.

Mrs Dalloway, Virginia woolf

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She is trying to buy them for herself, Nate!

Of mice and Men, John Steinbeck

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Evergreen Review. Reliable. Five stars.

Portrait of the artist as a young man, James Joyce

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Moocoow is literally the 14th word in the book, then the 22nd. Nathan must have been happy.

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

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Duly noted.

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Extremely fair analysis.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

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Another solid analysis. Children these days! (Or … a century ago.)

The old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

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Yeah, and say Moby dickit is Ishmael for righteousness overcome the whale? It doesn’t happen, Matt!

Dorian Gray’s photo, Oscar Wilde

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Hey, you don’t know.

The foreigner, Albert Camus

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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

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Ah, a bittersweet conclusion: Contemporary and classics collide.

And scene.

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