John Crace has written the Guardian‘s scathing and hilarious “Digested Reads” for the past five years, and he’s collected his favorites in a new book.
“The idea of rewriting a book in the style of the author in just 500 or so words is a gift to any satirist,” he explains, “and it remains the only outlet in the print media where publishers’ hype always gets treated with the irreverence it deserves.”
In honor of the book’s release, the Guardian will give away “50 of the titles digested in the book … to the reader judged by John Crace to have produced the best ‘Digested Read … digested’.”
You can browse the “Digested Read” archives here. The most recent offering is Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez.