I've read a few books like this one, that sum up the classics so you can feel you've read them even if you haven't, and I have no problem with that concept---as the saying goes, so many books, so little time. However, this is a very weak entry into that genre! Each summary is done in a 4 panel cartoon format, with text only in the last 3 panels. Even that could work, if the author didn't try to make the last part of each summary a joke. The jokes ALL fall flat, and are often repetitive---something like "Warm fuzzies for all!" is used over and over. When I read summaries of books I've read in full, they were inaccurate in almost every case---totally missing the point of the book in an effort to be cute or silly, which might be okay if they really were cute and silly. For example, the last panel of Alice in Wonderland says "In the end Alice wakes up to find it was all a dream and tells her sister about it who gets her Grateful Dead CDs and acid for her next birthday" (lack of punctuation is the author's choice, not mine!) The choice of books also seems a bit odd. I like Stephen King fairly well, but really, is Pet Semetary a classic book? Even if you want to include a book by him, pick Carrie or 'Salem's Lot or one of his better known and better written books!
I give this two stars instead of one because in a few cases, it did lead me to want to see what the books it used were all about in their full form. I might try One Few Over the Cuckoo's Nest or The Picture of Dorian Gray. Any book that gets someone wanting to try a classic deserves 2 stars. But in this case, no more.