Have you ever imagined your favorite characters from literature–and then given them a cell phone? Author Mallory Ortberg (from The Toast) does just this in Texts from Jane Eyre. From Sherlock to Hamlet, Harry Potter to Oliver Twist, Ortberg gives us a hilarious and twisted alternate-alternate reality of our favorite characters.
You don’t need to be an English major to enjoy this book although I’m sure the “inside jokes” will resonate with literature expects. I’m not sure which of the conversations are my favorite. I love Ned trying to get Nancy Drew to connect with him or Hamlet’s mom trying to get him to come down for dinner. Want to read more? Try the excerpts here or here to see if this book is right for you?
SPOILER: It is!