Summarize a novel in 25 words

This came from my friend Leon. I love it. Especially the Bukowski reference. When I got out of the Marine Corps, the guys I served with decided to forego the usual plaque everyone could sign and instead got me a first edition copy of Bukowski’s “Notes of a Dirty Old Man” they all signed it for me. Of course, a woman borrowed it from me and never gave it back….go figure….
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A fun forum:
http://ilx.p3r.net/thread.php?msgid=4328588
A sampling:
Ulysses
Bloom walks, wanks, drinks, chats, fights, reads, ogles, and meets a mopey Stephen Dedalus on June sixteenth, nineteen oh four.
— The Second Drummer Drowned (jeremy721…), February 23rd, 2004.
Great Gatsby:
My next door neighbour has led a pretty strange life, but he lies half the time. Also, I am a bit strange.
— Eyeball Kicks (eyeball_kick…), February 23rd, 2004.
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
I work at a job I hate, I drink too much and I like fucking crazy women.
— Vermont Girl (amylstende…), February 23rd, 2004.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
I’m stupid, I’m smart, I’m wicked smart, I die. And I have a pet mouse named Algernon.
— Vermont Girl (amylstende…), February 23rd, 2004.
The Bible
Good opening chapter. Main character arrives halfway through, but gets killed off early. Some decent (if dated) commandments. Cracking ending. Slighty too open to interpretation.
— Mikey G (…), February 23rd, 2004.
The Wizard of Oz
Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets, then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.
– http://www.jokeemail.com/tv/tv1.htm
— Ooga Booga (12…), February 28th, 2004.
Dune:
I will not fear plans within plans to swallow spice worms in a dry throat.
— freedom tickler (corey…), February 28th, 2004.
Don Quixote-
(Quixote) – I am a chivalric knight! (Sancho) No, I’m afraid you are delusional. (Quixote) Well, fine. I’ll just die.
— brad thomas (bthoma…), February 28th, 2004.
Moby Dick-
(Ishmael) Where is that damn whale? (everyone else) You’re crazy! (Ishmael) Ah, there it is.
— brad thomas (bthoma…), February 28th, 2004.
Oedipus Rex
You had sex with your Mom.
No, I didn’t. Oh, wait…yes I did. Crap.
— brad thomas (bthoma…), February 28th, 2004.
Of Mice and Men-
(George) Try not to act dumb. (Lennie) Okay. oh, crap. (George) Bam!