OK, I’m convinced Mr. Sparky Sweets, PhD is brilliant. He’s the creator of Thug Notes, the quick YouTube video version of many classic novels. This guy is the Cliffs Notes of the YouTube generation.
If you’re a reader, you’re going to get lost inside the thirteen Thug Notes videos he’s put together. They’re short, to the point, and hilarious.
His explanation (and stick figures) of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice? Totally had me in stitches. Plus, what’s not to like about a rap version of Mr. Darcy?
Mark my words: This man will get an entire generation to read.
Here he is describing To Kill a Mocking Bird (in 4 mins or less):
Pure bloody genius. That’s all I’m saying. If you love to read, you’re going to want to watch them all, then hit up your bookshelf to revisit the classics.
I am bowing to Mr. Sweets. What about you?
What’s your favorite classic novel? Is there a Thug Notes video on it? What do you think of these video shorts, rather than the Cliffs Notes that many kids used to use in school? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!