People reveal their favourite literary criticism of all time

People reveal their favourite literary criticism of all time

March 19, 2021

‘Pride & Prejudice – just a bunch of people going to each other’s houses’: People reveal their favourite damning critiques of classic literature

  • Chloe Ellen from Glasgow, racked up 33,000 retweets on thread of book reviews
  • Posting on Twitter, shared a hilarious one star critique of Pride and Prejudice
  • Others quickly contributed the amusing literary reviews they’ve spotted online 

Amateur literary critics have been getting creative with their reviews as proven by these funny posts spotted on online book stores.

Chloe Ellen from Glasgow, who boasts almost 2,000 followers on Twitter, shared a one star Amazon review for Price and Prejudice as her favourite literary criticism of all time.

The amusing review of the literary classic read:  ‘Just a bunch of people going to each other’s houses.’

Racking up over 33,000 re-tweets, others quickly began contributing commentaries that have made them laugh while choosing a book to buy, including an individual who dubbed Ulysses by James Joyce, ‘self-indulgent drivel’.  

Another accused One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish by Dr. Seuss of having a political agenda.

Here, FEMAIL shares some of the best critiques… 

Chloe Ellen from Glasgow, has sparked a thread of hilarious ratings on online book stores – including one contributor who dubbed Ulysses by James Joyce, ‘self-indulgent drivel’

Leave on the shelf at bedtime! One person penned a lengthy review of children’s book One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish accusing author Dr. Seuss of having a political agenda




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The viral thread began after Chloe posted a review of Pride and Prejudice that described the story as ‘a bunch of people going to each other’s houses’

Don’t waste your time! An Amazon shopper advised others to read a summary of Odyssey by Homer instead of reading the full book

One person complained about Dante’s Inferno having too many Italian names and places, despite the book having an Italian author 

Another individual gave children’s book Cars, Trucks and Things That Go a five star rating, while gushing about it’s portrayal of America 

Should be listed as a horror! A Twitter user contributed a newspaper review that focused on the deaths in The Wizard of Oz 

One person said Karl Marx would be ‘very upset’ that they’d had to pay for a copy of The Communist Manifesto

Another Amazon review was impressed with Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, writing a lengthy review saying it isn’t a coincidence J.K Rowling fans also make a purchase 

Confusion! A reviewer who struggled to understand a book about atheism, said they had to stop reading because the book scared them 

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