Hello readers. I am starting a new thing where my Friday blog posts will focus on my favorite thing I’ve read this week. Friday Faves, if you will. Usually, it’ll probably be a passage, article, or book. This week, however, is a special treat, because…
I discovered the best thing ever: Thug Notes.
Okay, I heard of it a few weeks ago on Book Riot and just didn’t get around to watching it until this week. But, oh my god, it is so so good.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s how Thug Notes breaks down. Sparky Sweets, PhD, summarizes and analyzes works of classic literature with a gangster twist. Favorite line so far, from the Jane Eyre segment:
“Alright son, if you a hustler, you know that the cribs where Jane been staying at symbolize all the bullshit that women had to deal with in Victorian patriarchal society: oppression with Auntie Reed, starvation at Lowood, madness at Thornfield, and indifference when kickin’ it with the Rivers.”
Thus, here are seven more of my favorite works of classic literature that I’d love to see on Thug Notes (take note, Sparky Sweets).
1. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
3. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
4. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
7. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe