Comedian and writer Dan Wilbur has launched a Tumblr blog simplifying the titles of popular books–revealing the juicy bits that a tasteful book jacket might hide. It’s perfect for a sleepy summer Friday.
Above, you can see Wilbur’s take on Stieg Larsson‘s bestselling The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Another one of our favorites was “A Quaint Midafternoon Panic Attack” as the new title for Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. You can submit your own suggestions to dwilbs [at] gmail [dot] com.
Here’s more about the site: “This page is for people who have trouble slogging through the information on book jackets or feel intimidated by the title and cover itself. How many times have you perused the cover of a novel only to rub your sore eyes and realize you’ve learned NOTHING from the book’s title?! This blog is for people who do not have thousands of hours to read book reviews or blurbs or first sentences. I will cut through all the cryptic crap, and give you the meat of the story in one condensed image.” (Via Sarah Weinman)