Okay, we had some fun yesterday making fun of this piece from the Guardian that calls for the “re-masculating” of books so men can be turned into page turners instead of roll-over-and-go-to-sleepers. The whole thing is so ludicrous. So I’m going to propose we have a contest: “remasculate” the title and basic plot summary (one sentence, max) of a famous book—and if the book is by a woman, “masculate” her as well. Bonus points if you include a cover redesign. I’ll start us off below. Send your entries to me at .
The Sea, The Sea (And a Giant Sea Bass)
by Ira Murdoch
An old man withdraws from the world of professional sports fishing to a house by the sea where by extraordinary coincidence he encounters a giant sea bass he almost caught many years before, but no matter how many times he tries to hook ‘er, she keeps getting away, thereby revealing his arrogance, entitlement, and solipsism, which he realizes is a pretty awesome way to be.
Although my example springs from a pretty masculine book to begin with… Winners will get some Bookninja swag for their troubles.