They say things are a classic for a reason, and generally, that’s true. But when it comes to classic novels, the reasons they could be considered classic – like they were written during the transition from Tsarist to Communist Russia, for example (looking at you, Anna Karenina) – might have nothing to do with how good a story you’re about to read.
That doesn’t hold true for all, or even most classics. The majority of them are excellent books and real merit, but no matter which type of classic you’ve got, there are people who will be fed up with reading it.
For all sorts of reasons.
That’s how, I assume, these 13 hilariously irreverent reviews came to be.
13. I hope this person is going to be part of some followup discusssion.
Bless their heart.
12. I mean, that would have simplified things.
Then there wouldn’t be a book, though.
11. That is a BOOK, Sir.
I don’t care how bad it is, we don’t throw it out!
10. It is a book about a giant whale.
But the choice of person in the graphic makes me think the reviewer knows this….
9. What is the lesson here?
I feel like you should be able to parse a children’s book.
8. An oddly specific gripe.
The whole “drinking water to stay healthy” thing is relatively recent.
7. It’s hard to argue with the sentiments.
Not sure they actually work as a review, though.
6. Y’all. Y’ALL.
The line about Rick Riordan made me wheeze.
5. I’ll chip in another $5 if you can answer the “why” part.
I don’t get it, either.
4. Wow, really dug deep for that one.
This is one of the less boring classics, so good luck my friend.
3. Some choice words for Jason Derulo, too.
He’s got shade to spare.
2. Where’s the lie, though?
It might be surprising, but why?
1. See also: The English Patient.
I will admit it’s not good when the audience just wishes you would die.
I love some of these books and I’m still cracking up!
Which of these feels like you feel about one of these books? Tell us in the comments!