I'm a huge MST3K fan. In fact, I'm converting all my video MST3K files I downloaded from DAP Central to DVD (those not released by Rhino and Shout Factory, of course) so I can enjoy them anywhere. I know it's a sickness, but, alas, there's no cure, so I shall have to suffer. Also, alas, my husband is wrought with the same affliction and occasionally, we suffer together through the same films. This book seems afflicted with the same problem, I couldn't stop laughing while reading this. I mean, really laughing out loud in an embarrassing sort of way and I'm not a laughing out loud reader, but this one had me rolling. Because many of the stories are well known and Terry's done his review, I'll just recap what made me laugh out loud. I had only read Dracula before reading this, so I read his Dracula version and I knew I had to read the rest of the book. Of course, who hasn't heard of A Christmas Carol, but I love the twist Nagan puts on it. It might be my favorite A Christmas Carol rendition ever. I hadn't read Joyce's Ulysses, but I suffered through The Dubliners and after The Dubliners, I don't think I could keep any more Joyce down. Even though I hadn't read the rest of the classics, this book does make me interested. The language and humor is ribald. However, I tend to agree with Terry, I think upped the language ante when Nagan channeled the authors. He's pretty tame in his introduction to the pieces, though the humor is still very much tongue-in-cheek. I must thank Terry who led me to finding this book and thoroughly enjoying it. I really needed this laugh and boy did I.
Paradise Lost by John Milton. Satan and his minions singing "High Hopes".
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Take one. Oops! I think "Oops!" might become my new catch phrase.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. Diagnosis: Batshit crazy. Treatment: Read the next story.
Ulysses by James Joyce. Finally, Joyce written the way I can read and understand! Even thinking about this makes me burst out laughing. Try it. Ask my about Joyce's Ulysses and I'll start chuckling.