Literary Work By Ridiculously Short Summary

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Can you name the literary works by their very short summaries?

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An old man catches a fish that's too big for his boat. The fish gets eaten by sharks. Then he goes home and dies.
Magician: 'Help me strand my enemies on my magic island.' (He does) 'That's enough. Enemies, I forgive you all, and one of you can marry my daughter. I'm going home.'
Main character: 'I have a child. Yay. I have a second child. Boo. Just for that, I'll have another. I'm sorry; to make up for it, I'll have two more.' (She dies and her body rots.
Main character: 'Our farm has been taken away. Let's go to California.' (They do. On the way, there are calamities, and people die, because this is the Great Depression)
Main character: 'I burn books.' Character 2: 'Read one.' Main: 'OK.' Character 3: 'It's illegal to read books.' Main: 'Oh.'
Organization: 'Because you have committed adultery, you must wear an A.' (They snub main character. They call her names) Character 2: 'I can't take it anymore. I did it.'
Title character: 'I'm creepy and old. Listen to me.' Character 2: 'I'm late, but I'll listen.' Title character: 'I killed an albatross. Then everyone died.'
Some pigs lead a revolt against people, act like jerks, and play poker. The end.
Main character: 'Angst angst angst swear curse swear crazy crazy angst swear curse, society sucks, and I'm a stupid jerk.'
Some woman puts the author through Hell.
Character 1: 'I destroy my patients psychologically so I can have power and control.' Character 2: 'But freedom and happiness are good things.' Character 1: 'Lobotomy time for you!
Author: 'History controls everything we do, so there is no point in observing individual actions. Let's examine the individual actions of over 500 characters at great length.'
Character 1: 'Chivalry demands that I destroy that evil thing.' Character 2: 'No, master. It is something ordinary and harmless.' (falls down)
Martians: 'Let's kill people and drink their blood.' (They do. They die.)
Main character: 'Holy crap, I'm a vermin thingie!' (He dies...eventually)

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Created Mar 10, 2012SourceReportNominate
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