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Added by Dierdre on 16 Jul 2011 03:08
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A few famous books whose titles suggest something very different from what they're actually about.

Suggestions welcome.
People who added this item 810 Average listal rating (632 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
What I Think:
A heartwarming underdog story about a rural baseball team.


The Actual Plot:
Maladjusted, whiny teenager.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
What I Think:
A tornado destroys Scarlett O'Hara's Midwest home.


The Actual Plot:
The Civil War destroys Scarlett O'Hara's Southern plantation.
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People who added this item 407 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
What I Think:
Venn diagram detailing the similarities between mice and men.


The Actual Plot:
Migrant workers.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway
What I Think:
A dystopian future world without women.


The Actual Plot:
A collection of short stories about men and their women.
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People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
What I Think:
The story of a bug king.


The Actual Plot:
Kids stuck on an island.
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
What I Think:
Addie Bundren's losing battle with illness.


The Actual Plot:
Bundren family's journey to bury their mother.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
What I Think:
Anarchy--according to William Butler Yeats.


The Actual Plot:
Yams. Lots and lots of yams.
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People who added this item 434 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
What I Think:
The life and times of a brilliant recluse.


The Actual Plot:
A Hispanic town.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 0
The Living is Easy - Dorothy West
What I Think:
The living is easy.


The Actual Plot:
The living is not easy.
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People who added this item 795 Average listal rating (604 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
What I Think:
A nice hunting guide.


The Actual Plot:
The trial of an innocent black man--and the kids of the defense lawyer running around town.
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
What I Think:
Bird migration patterns.


The Actual Plot:
Sexual frustration in an insane asylum.
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
What I Think:
An adventure through a rainforest.


The Actual Plot:
The meat-packing industry.
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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
What I Think:
Protecting pretty bells from rust.


The Actual Plot:
Bitches be crazy.
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
What I Think:
Eating oranges on the dot--every hour.


The Actual Plot:
Ultraviolence.
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Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Sep 21 17:07
GREAT LIST and quite funny with your interpretation of the titles! LOVE IT.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Sep 30 16:15
Hahaha! Awesome list! I also thought the same thing about no.s 1 and 8.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Oct 11 2:18
Hahahaha. For most of my childhood I thought the same about #5. Or maybe someone living in a sewer.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Oct 31 8:51
I like it! I find it very entertaining! :D
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Oct 31 10:43
This is gold.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Nov 2 2:54
Very creative list! Nice one.
Posted: 3 years ago at Feb 5 18:33
Thanks for the laugh! I needed it this morning. Great list!
I'm glad to know that someone besides me sees titles like this and has similar thoughts. ;)
Posted: 3 years ago at Feb 5 19:13
Bitches be crazy. Never has anyone described "The Bell Jar" more perfectly.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jun 13 15:35
How do you make a story out of yams???

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