• A swift kick up the backside to some of modern literature's most iconic works. Accurate, merciless and very, very funny

    Sarah Waters
  • I've read all these books at least twice - and now I've read John Crace's digested versions I wonder why I bothered

    Will Self
  • A genius and a madman. The meanest, funniest parodist alive

    Joanna Briscoe
  • For the last 10 years [Crace's] 'Digested Reads' have been reason enough to buy the Guardian. Taking a well-known novel, he gives a brief distillation of the plot while capturing - often perfectly - the tone of its author. At the same time, he jabs a sharpened elbow into their pomposities and limitations

  • Beautifully observed and poisonously cruel ... laugh-out-loud funny

    The Lady

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