Except the Protagonist’s Name is Changed
My “Except the Protagonist’s Name is Changed” project is more of an experiment in what self-publishing and the Internet allow us to do. I take public domain books and change the protagonists changed to something silly. (Though I don’t think I butcher these stories nearly as badly as Hollywood does.)
This is along the lines of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, although it is a more literal copying. And with googly eyes on the covers.
My process was to download the texts from Project Gutenberg, do a “Find and Replace” in a word processor (followed with more detailed review), create a cover (making use of Flickr’s Creative Commons licensed photos and other public domain images, and freely-licensed fonts from dafont.com), and then upload the CreateSpace.com (which will handle listing them on Amazon.com).
Here are the works:
Romeo and Juliet, Except the Protagonists’ Names are Changed to Steve and Betty ( Download PDF)
Treasure Island, Except the Protagonist’s Name is Changed to Raffles the Clown ( Download PDF)
Strane Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Except the Protagonists’ Names are Changed to Dr. Meowmers Imacat and Mr. Smellabuttface ( Download PDF)
A Christmas Carol, Except the Protagonist’s Name is Changed to Blingmaster Biznizzy ( Download PDF)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Except the Protagonist’s Name is Changed to Cecil Edgar Vanderton ( Download PDF)
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CoffeeGhost is Albert Sweigart (but you can call him Al), a software developer in San Francisco, California who enjoys bicycling, reading, volunteering, network security, haunting coffee shops, and making useful software. He is originally from Houston, Texas and went to school in Austin. He finally put his UT Austin computer science […]more →