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Source: John Atkinson

Illustrator Hilariously Condenses Classic Books, And He's Not Wrong

By Mark LoProto

John Atkinson of Ottawa just made every high school student’s life so much easier. The next time they’re assigned some lengthy read that they can’t even be bothered to find the Cliff's Notes for, they can just turn to the Atkinson's condensed versions of classic novels. 

The shortened versions are presented via crude cartoons and feature such classics as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, War and Peace, and Grapes of Wrath

In a brief interview with Buzzfeed, Atkinson revealed that he started condensing novels a while back, starting with very short descriptions of what unfolds in classics like War and Peace, Don Quixote, Ulysses, and Moby Dick