books get Twitter-ed

Could you shorten your book into a 140-character Tweet for Twitter? Great classics are being reduced to haiku-like synopses. 

Some examples:

The Catcher in the Rye -jdsalinger: Rich kid thinks everyone is fake except for his little sister. Has breakdown. @markchapman is now following @johnlennon

Pride and Prejudice – janeaustin: Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.

Bridget Jones’s Diary – helenfielding: RT @janeaustin Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.

Is this a new art form?

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