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“Ewwww,” said one Amazon reviewer of Emma by Jane Austen. “The man who wrote this should be in an asylum. This book was a complete waste of paper,” said another of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Oh dear – 16 hilarious negative reviews for classics.
Some of the titles on this bizarre books you won’t believe actually exist list made us laugh. Others were kind of terrifying. If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Get My Locker Open? just plain broke our hearts. Why can't he get it open? Why? *Do not read if sensitive to stubborn lockers.The internet has been abuzz with the news that Games of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin writes millions of words about an imaginary land using an old, offline word processor that doesn’t even have spellcheck. Humbling.
This led us to an infographic featuring the writing tools of famous authors including J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and Danielle Steel.
The British Library has launched a gorgeous website featuring 1,200 Romantic and Victorian literary treasures. These range from press coverage of Oscar Wilde’s trial to the earliest known writing of Charlotte Brontë.
The Harry Potter spin off trilogy, Fantastic Beasts, has a release date for its first installment.
If you could snoop around one fictional house, which would you choose? Flavorwire rounded up some good 'uns.
Did you spot anything bookishly brilliant online this week?