Giving classic literature a contemporary update is a problematic process. While it often comes up trumps, it can also end in tears.
But in this instance, it ends in laughs instead. Which is a relief. The new tumblr BRB Books imagines what iconic literary characters would put as their away messages. In 13-year-old textspeak. Because why not.
Check out some of our favourites below:
Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
A Midsummer's Night Dream (William Shakespeare)
The Great Gatsby (F Scott Fitzgerald)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Tess of the d’Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
A Game Of Thrones (George R. R. Martin)
Catcher In The Rye (JD Salinger)
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)