When I first read this week’s assignment for Top Ten Tuesday, my heart fell. It sounded like an impossibly difficult task:
Pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined.
Sometimes a challenge is a good thing. This made me think about some of my favorite stories in an entirely new way. And who knows? One of these mashups may inspire me for NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month).
WOULD YOU READ ANY OF THESE???
1. Lady of the Forest by Jennifer Roberson (A Robin Hood re-telling) + One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.
This could turn into a madcap romp, something akin to Cervantes’ Don Quixote, but contained within the walls of a mental asylum.
Can you imagine Alice trying to track down criminals in wonderland, waffling between The Mad Hatter (Joseph Morelli) and The Cheshire Cat (Ranger), etc. Of course, the Queen of Hearts would morph into Joyce Bernhardt.
A person gradually becomes less human, but becomes more “perfect.”
A robot tries to make a human “nicer.”
A scientist tries to make his monster master the social graces and falls in love.
Some gothic shenanigans take place beneath the waves.
Social visits and match making get real interesting when a magical teapot appears.
Just kidding. THIS WOULD BE HORRIFIC!
It’d be interesting to see what Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg would get up to in a virtual reality world.
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week.
This week’s topic is Books You’d Mash Together (pick two books you think would make an epic story if combined) (Submitted by Rissi @ Finding Wonderland)