If you’ve got a book report due tomorrow, need the gist of the book you haven’t read, and are good at reading between the lines, check out Book-A-Minute Classics.
We’ve taken all kinds of great works of literature and boiled them down to their essence, extracting all the filler (and believe me, there’s a lot of it sometimes). In just one minute, you can read entire books and learn everything your teachers will expect you to know.
An example, from Crime and Punishment, By Fyodor Dostoevsky:
Raskolnikov: I’m so extraordinary, I can commit crimes.
(kills some people)
Sonia: I’m the spiritual side of Raskolnikov.
Porfiry: I’m the intellectual side of Raskolnikov.
Raskolnikov: I have reconciled the two sides of my personality, represented so well by Sonia and Porfiry.
Kinda reminds me of Father Guido Sarducci and his Five Minute University.