Ever read books in the literary canon and think YAWN? Well, move over SparkNotes, there’s a new and improved way to get the gist of these novels without falling asleep. Whether for class or to be prepared for snooty dinner conversations, Thug Notes A.K.A. Sparky Sweets PhD will have you set to debate and engage in conversations and discussions about novels in the literary canon without having to turn a page.
What are the top 5 most boring works of classical literature? According to high school students these 5 books make the list and here are the Thug Notes to have you in the know and not have you catching zzzz’s.
5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Little surprise here that Lord of the Flies made the list. After the Hunger Games gave a strong showing in the box office there’s not much need for the old fogie version although still a great work of literature, just not always fun to plow through.
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
3. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Emma Stone did a pretty decent number in Easy A to give us the general idea but for a more comprehensive summary Thug Notes breaks down The Scarlet Letter to fill in any contemporary gaps.
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
For dry eyes, Great Expectations can really cause the blinks with its length and wordiness. But have no fear, Sparky Sweets will break down all 544 pages.
1.To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Coming in at first place with its hearty racism and N-bombs, is To Kill A Mockingbird. We’ve all been subjected to studying this book in school and many of us get more out of the one unit on Brown vs. Board of Ed in Social Studies class. Ruby Bridges makes for a stronger protagonist anyway.
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