Bon (fictional) apetit!

oliver twist

the girl with the dragon tattoo

moby dick

the catcher in the rye

alice in wonderland

What you see above is the work of Dinah Fried, an American graphic designer, who, enticed by the dining habits of some of her favorite fictional characters, decided to photograph her take on the story.

I must admit, the egg sandwiches are right up my alley. And, if I think about it, so was the book. Did you guess what books the images represent?

Trying to connect the stories with the images above, I remembered another visual adaptation,┬áthis time of the incredibly detailed meals in Murakami’s 1Q84, and then it dawned on me. Meals, this thing we all go through day after day and sometimes do so mechanically are one of those small details that turn a fictional piece of writing into something tangible and personal. And what’s even better, without the reader actually realizing that, in their head, table setting and cutlery and the kitchen details start to take shape.

So, did you guess what books the images refer to? Here they are: Oliver Twist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Moby Dick, The Catcher in the Rye, Alice in Wonderland.

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