There’s a lovely website – I’m on a “lovely” kick right now :p – that has some pretty funny summaries of books.
Like the collected work of Marion Zimmer Bradley:
I am a strong, independent women. Well, maybe I’m not that independent. Wait, yes I am.
Or Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card:
The government let my parents conceive me because they hope to mold me into the ultimate military commander.
Ender, become the ultimate military commander and go defeat the buggers.
Horror. I’m only nine years old, and I have already eradicated an entire species. I thought it was a game, but it was for real. I will fret about this in the sequels.
Then there was The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton…
A deadly virus that turns blood into a fine powder has been brought to Earth by a fallen space probe. We must contain the area and study the virus in our impenetrable fortress-like laboratory.
Horror! The virus is loose in our impenetrable, fortress-like laboratory. We are trapped by our own ingenious defenses! We are going to die!
Oh. The virus has inexplicably mutated into a non-fatal form. It now eats rubber instead of turning blood to powder. We aren’t going to die after all.
COP OUT! COOOOOOOOOP OUT!
Um, yeah. Pretty much. 😀
Check them out. They’ve got SF/F covered, as well as bedtime, classics, and movies…