Sparky Sweets, my new celebrity crush (Internet fame totally counts!), takes old classics and summarizes and analyzes them in a whole new way – thug-style. His analysis, by the way, is absolutely brilliant, if short and sweet. I’ve read several of the books discussed, both in classes and for pleasure, and he always manages to bring up points that a) make perfect sense and b) I have not been introduced to before. I like it so much!!!!
The summaries come with fun little animations, which are entertaining enough that I don’t mind sitting through the plotline of a book I’ve read several times and very helpful if you haven’t read it before or are struggling to get through it currently.
My favorite quote, from his video on The Scarlet Letter: “Up in Salem, MA, where everybody got real tight assholes…”
When you have 3-5 minutes, hop on over to his website and pick a classic to watch. I especially liked his analysis of Of Mice and Men, The Great Gatsby, and, of course, Pride and Prejudice. Give him a try!