Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature Read Online Free - Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: Things Fall Apart, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamlet, The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice, and more!
The series Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, Thug Notes has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again.
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October 27, 2016
The Wisecrack team has been a great job at something that's close to my heart: reconciling audiences with ideas and helping them reappropriating a conscious relationship to their entertainment without pushing a political agenda and this book, which I've listened to in audio format narrated by Dr....
February 08, 2016
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for allowing me to read and review Thug Notes by Sparky Sweets, PhD.
I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I first heard about it a few months ago. I was extremely curious to see what classic literature meets gangsta entailed ex...
May 02, 2016
To enjoy this book, you have to do the following:
1. Watch the Thug Notes/Wisecrack YouTube channel. Believe me, it's fucking worth it.
2. Don't be a prissy purist. If you're looking for a standard critique book of your favourite classic, then you're in the wrong hood, homie. As Dr. Sparky Sweets w...
August 27, 2015
I didn’t know what to think when I got an e-mail from a guy named Sparky Sweets, PhD. He told me about his book called THUG NOTES. I was intrigued. After clicking on the link and laughing my [another word for butt] off for the next hour, I was in love.
With as much contextual references as Cliff N...
November 22, 2015
The book is a great companion to the videos (which BTW we love in our house).
Lord of the Flies and Macbeth are a couple of my favorites.
January 09, 2018
A fun, and accurate, look at various works of literature, relayed in a hip-hop vernacular. This not only provides humorous contrast with the staid prose of the older subjects, it also serves to illustrate that literature (and education as a whole) is, and should be, for everyone. The voice perfor...
November 30, 2015
I love Sparky Sweets and Thug Notes. HERE's the link to the YT channel if you want to check it out.
September 21, 2015
Original Post 9/21/15:
Thug Notes: A New Look at the Classics, But Intended for Whom?
Audiobook provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.
I applaud anything that attempts to mak...
February 21, 2018
I think the YouTube performance of this would be fine, a hit, perhaps even funny. I found the print format to be utterly unreadable. I read through three different takes on classics that I've personally read and really struggled mightily to comprehend because of the 'accented' spellings. It took...
February 19, 2017
This book was da bomb, my well-read ballas. Erryone should pick this up, get their learn on, and then catch some of Sparky's videos on YouTube. Deuces!