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The Great American Bathroom Book, Volume 2: Summaries of All-Time Great Books [Kindle Edition]

Stevens W. Anderson
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The second volume of the best-selling Great American Bathroom Book series (also published as Passing Time in the Loo-Volume 2 and A Touch of Classics-Volume 2) delivers a comprehensive crash course in more than 170 iconic literary masterpieces! You'll be well on your way to becoming the most popular trivia partner not named Ken Jennings after you're done devouring The Great American Bathroom Book: Volume 2!

Complete with a staggering amount of detailed summaries and engaging commentaries, The Great American Bathroom Book: Volume 2 condenses hundreds of years of history into one easy-to-read book. Say goodbye to those furrowed brows of conversations past! Your date wants to discuss Richard Adam' Watership Down? Perfect. Your boss wants to analyze the use of allegories in George Orwell's Animal Farm? You're ready! The short stories of William Faulkner, Flowers for Algernon, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? After consuming The Great American Bathroom Book: Volume 2, you'll be ready for any conversational curve ball you may encounter!

With inspirational speeches, enthralling biographies, a bevy of thought-provoking facts, and classic comedy musings from comedic virtuosos like Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Woody Allen, The Great American Bathroom Book: Volume 2 is so much more than just a collection of literary summaries. Rome wasn't built in a single day, but you know what? It might have been if The Great American Bathroom Book: Volume 2 had been available!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1928 KB
  • Publisher: Scarab Book Limited (3 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MMERYW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #530,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Better Than The Original 1 Aug 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
It's just brimming with humor and drama, hundreds more of the world's best books trimmed down to easy-to-read two-page summaries. Read "War and Peace" "The Stand," even The Bible in twelve minutes! Dozens of literary classics, as well as classic plays, operas, world religions, amusing quotes, anecdotes, philosophy, trivia galore, Shakespeare, Salinger, Confucious, and every other important author around can be found here. Wonderful for leisure reading, brushing up on your cultural literacy, preparing for a movie, or refreshing your memory about a book you read a long time ago. This book is for any occasion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to dip into 28 Jan 2013
By JDW
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Handy means of reading a synopsis of many books you felt you should have read but never got round to.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Better Than The Original 1 Aug 1998
By "donnie@dreamscape.com" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It's just brimming with humor and drama, hundreds more of the world's best books trimmed down to easy-to-read two-page summaries. Read "War and Peace" "The Stand," even The Bible in twelve minutes! Dozens of literary classics, as well as classic plays, operas, world religions, amusing quotes, anecdotes, philosophy, trivia galore, Shakespeare, Salinger, Confucious, and every other important author around can be found here. Wonderful for leisure reading, brushing up on your cultural literacy, preparing for a movie, or refreshing your memory about a book you read a long time ago. This book is for any occasion.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wall Of Books In The Palms Of Your Hands 12 Dec 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read a rather snooty review of Book One and wondered why an individual like that would bother to read such a book as this? Well, I am not like that person. For me, this series of books is wonderful. Most of all, it satisfies my need for a wide span of general knowledge and also of trivia. There is a personal satisfaction in knowing a little something about a whole lot of things. If you are reading this review, you are the type of person that has heard of most of these summary titles but never read most of them. Maybe you skimmed it in high school or college and wrote a book report on it. Or, the title was on your college "reading list." Maybe your dad read that book when he was a little boy. Read it now! Or, at least the summary. Besides book summaries, there are lots of other little bits of data. I read incessantly and I have used these book summaries to decide on which books I want to read in toto. Perfect for people that expect to wait in an airport or a doctor's office, or outside the mall for your spouse. I even bought a book cover that conceals that it is a "Bathroom Book".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have the whole set 30 Aug 2007
By December Girl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Okay - Where else are you going to be able to read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand in 5 minutes? Granted, you lose some of the nuances, and finer details which often times make a book a novel, but if you haven't read these classics, don't really have the time to read the whole novel, and you feel you've missed out as a result -- then this lexicon of classics is for you.

GABB has listings for everything from religions to quotations to one-sitting readings of classic summaries.

Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading Source should the Grid ever go down 4 Jan 2011
By Jann Burner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The entire Great American Bathroom Reader series, Vol's I, II & III are Fantastic books and remind me a little of a famous book during WW II called The Practical Cogitator. My point in getting the books is that I wanted the most "interesting" reading "Bang for my Buck" in the smallest space. In these three volumes you literally have an entire shelf of fascinating reading. I was stuck off the grid in a foreign country once with nothing to read and I swore that it would not happen again. And should the power grid ever go down in your area, rest assured you are covered in as far as intellectual stimulation.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST book 4 Feb 2007
By F.Faulkner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Quite possibly the best kept secret on shelves of bookstores today!

I absolutely agree 100% with the reviewer who wrote, A Wall Of Books In The Palms Of Your Hands" . I couldn't have said it better. A joy to read. Especially when I'm not feeling well or traveling, I put this book in my messenger bag and get lost in its engaging summaries of all manner of famous books.

I also love the quotes sections. LOVE IT.
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