“Texts From Jane Eyre And Other Conversations With Your Favorite Literary Characters” is the first publication by Mallory Ortberg, co-founder of highbrow humor site The Toast. If you’re already familiar with Ortberg, you’ll know she’s hilarious; if this is your first contact, you’re in for a wonderful, wicked surprise. For me, this was a random grab from the library’s audio shelf because I needed something for a longer trip. Oh my. My only complaint is that the book was only 2 discs! More more more!
Ortberg imagines texts between characters from literary classics such as Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice and Moby Dick…as well as from newer classics and popular material including Harry Potter and The Babysitter’s Club. Here’s an excerpt:
And here’s an audio review from 2014 by NPR.