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Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky


Nietzsche's super-human philosophy thought by a russian student and taken to its ultimate consequences.

2 Upvote | 4 Downvote


William Shakespeare


tipical douche becomes king and starts killing people to stay on the throne. few guys come to his castle and kill him. karma, bitch

4 Upvote | 2 Downvote


J.K. Rowling


Evil dolls and vampires and all that bullshit everywhere

4 Upvote | 2 Downvote

Lion King



Hamlet but with animals

10 Upvote | 3 Downvote

Napoleon's Pyramids

William Dietrich


Freemasons, Savants, Egypt, Napoleon, Gage

0 Upvote | 4 Downvote


William Shakespeare


Lion King, but with people

16 Upvote | 3 Downvote

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss


A cat wearing a hat shows up at some kids' house, shit gets fucked up, kids kick him out, out of pity he cleans shit up and leaves before the mom gets back.

2 Upvote | 0 Downvote

Because of Winn Dixie

Kate DiCamillo


Dog runs around in supermarket. Girl rescues dog. Girl meets woman named after garbage. They eat sandwiches.

0 Upvote | 1 Downvote

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green


Hazel and Augustus fall in love at some meeting. There is another guy there. Guy goes blind. Augustus dies.

3 Upvote | 1 Downvote

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez


An accurate portrayal of marriage. Just fucking shoot me.

5 Upvote | 0 Downvote

The Call of the Wild

Jack London


Dog gets kidnapped. Dog gets sold. Dog runs away. Dog gets taken in. Dog pulls sleds. Dog gets removed from current owner. Dog's next owner dies. Dog is now wild dog.

3 Upvote | 1 Downvote

for the win

corey doctorow


a bunch of asian kids get payed to play games, almost crash in-game economy, there's also a white kid who goes to china

2 Upvote | 0 Downvote

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

John Boyne


little nazi boy meets little jewish boy; heartbreak ensues

1 Upvote | 0 Downvote

World War Z

Max Brooks


shit gets real when zombies try to eat a fuckton of people

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Christopher Paolini


Star Wars, except not in space.

1 Upvote | 0 Downvote

Game of Thrones

George R R Martin


hookers and swords

7 Upvote | 1 Downvote

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne


Archaeologist and a buddy jump in a volcano, walk around into a whirlpool, end up in Asia and call it a day and go home.

7 Upvote | 0 Downvote

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver


A Baptist priest takes his family to Congo, shit sucks, ant invasion, youngest daughter killed by a snake, family minus preacher goes back to America, preacher dies in a fire.

6 Upvote | 0 Downvote

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank


People and cat in attic. Constantly shitting themselves and getting help from non-attic people until are found and killed by nazis.

4 Upvote | 0 Downvote

The Ugly Barnacle

Patrick Star


A barnacle's ugliness kills everyone.

2 Upvote | 1 Downvote