A swift kick up the backside to some of modern literature's most iconic works. Accurate, merciless and very, very funny. (Sarah Waters)
I've read all these books at least twice - and now I've read John Crace's digested versions I wonder why I bothered. (Will Self)
For the last 10 years [Crace's] 'Digested Reads' have been reason enough to buy the Guardian. Taking a well-known novel, he gives a brief distillation of the plot while capturing - often perfectly - the tone of its author. At the same time, he jabs a sharpened elbow into their pomposities and limitations. (Spectator)
Digested reads of the 21st Century... so far.