A former chairman of the Booker Prize has come up with a unique way of presenting books for the Twitter generation, at a time when a recent survey reveals that 10% of 18-25 year olds have never read a novel. He has condensed the 25 best beach reads into 140 characters. I offer a selection below but WARNING! spoilers ahead.
One Day by David Nicholls – ?1day thru yrs. 15jul, Dextr+Emma gradu8+hav 1nitestnd. Life promising. Then: marriage, loss, breakdown :'(
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Amy&Nick r married. Amy fakes own murder 2 frame N. (who is rite?) A manipul8s every1, killz her ex. Evil A makes N stay w/ her 4 baby ?
Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James – Shy meek virgin Ana meets V rich control freak + BDSM dom: Christian Grey. Mild erotica + Xtreme wealth in feminism-free zone
If you would like to see the full list, it can be found at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11795779/Britains-25-favourite-beach-reads-in-140-characters.html?frame=2519149