Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

If literary characters used away messages

gatsby hero.jpg
hero 2.jpg
hero 3.jpg
hero 4.jpg
game of thrones.jpg

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)

Related

book meal hero.jpg

Famous meals from literature

tumblr_lz3cgwHjRF1r3ke0zo1_500.jpg

Literary police sketches

literary heartbreakers hero.jpg

25 literary girls who'll break your heart

Comments

More

Sorry London, another tube strike is happening

24 May 2016

Justin Bieber just dropped a serious truth bomb on ‘fake’ award shows

24 May 2016

Octopuses are taking over our oceans and, yes, it's time to panic

They're massing in numbers and no one is sure why by Nick Pope

24 May 2016

This Redditor just learnt a valuable lesson from his ex-girlfriend

She's colder than a White Walker by Nick Pope

24 May 2016

Helen Hunt just had a hilarious case of mistaken identity at Starbucks

24 May 2016

Selfie takers think they are better looking than they really are

23 May 2016

Elijah Wood thinks Hollywood has a child abuse problem

"There are a lot of vipers in this industry" by Nick Pope

23 May 2016

Kim Jong-un has launched a contest to find his sister a husband

by Nick Pope

23 May 2016

London's Night Tube now has a confirmed start date

Fans of James Brown and nocturnal transits systems rejoice: the night train is coming. by Joe Ellison

23 May 2016

Wayne Rooney just proved he’s the most underrated actor of all time

by Joe Ellison

20 May 2016