Great works of literature ruined by a single sentence

(381 Posts)
Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 15:59:04

Idea stolen from the Time ed website

'Hey Godot, you're early!'

Innkeeper to Joseph and Mary - "yes, there are plenty of rooms, come in!"

tortoiseSHELL Sun 16-Sep-07 16:00:39

"Darcy, will you not dance?"
"Yes, I will ask Elizabeth Bennett"

(at the first ball in the book)

Sheherazadethegoat Sun 16-Sep-07 16:00:48

jane eyre - 'she's in the attic' shouted out panto style

tortoiseSHELL Sun 16-Sep-07 16:01:37

"You're a wizard Harry. Have you never done anything you didn't intend to, have strange things happen?"

"No."

Sheherazadethegoat Sun 16-Sep-07 16:01:48

anna karina - 'you know i don't think i will shag you, i am married'

tortoiseSHELL Sun 16-Sep-07 16:05:03

On a similar vein - in the anthem 'This is the Record of John'

"Art thou Elias?"

"ANd he answered Yes."

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:07:20

1984

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast thought he might pop out an buy a pet rat.

Pruners Sun 16-Sep-07 16:07:55

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:08:59

'Excuse me Golum, but I think I've found your ring'

Pruners Sun 16-Sep-07 16:12:46

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:18:55

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he got out of bed and made himself a sting cup of coffee 'Wierd dream, he thought.

WideWebWitch Sun 16-Sep-07 16:19:48

Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley.
where there was no housekeeper or any kind of help at all.

Snort at Manderley...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, Northern Rock were running out of money...grin

Now I really must go and jar up my homemade mince meat. <<preen>>>

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:24:51

Gone with the Wind
'Sod Tara, I never liked the place anyway'

Pruners Sun 16-Sep-07 16:27:21

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:29:19

not literature, I know but

Bridget Jones Diary

'I've decided that fat is a feminist issue'

NKF Sun 16-Sep-07 16:31:19

"Not to worry. Plenty more fish in the sea" Othello.

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:36:41

'M Proust, I am very sorry, but all the small cakes have been sold'

EffiePerine Sun 16-Sep-07 16:39:51

It's a bloody GIRL

Shakespeare passim

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:40:11

LOL effie!

Twiglett Sun 16-Sep-07 16:42:17

the bible "bring me the head"

all together now

"oooooo nice plates"

Twiglett Sun 16-Sep-07 16:45:01

"It was the best of times. No it really was. Everything was just peachy. The End"

jaynehater Sun 16-Sep-07 16:47:30

"And the wonderful thing about tiggers is...


that we don't really care"




<my interpretation of 'literature' has been genetically modified>

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