Here are my hasty contributions:
Divine Comedy of Errors
Hell, twins, purgatory, mistaken identity, heaven, silly weddings.
Long Day’s Journey Into Twelfth Night
Eugene O’Neil, cross-gartered and gin-soaked most villainously.
Mr. Sammler’s Swiftly Tilting Planet
Elderly Jew and unicorn save world from ‘Mad Dog’ Branzillo.
Farmer Giles, Goat-Boy of Ham
It’s the cultural revolution, the dragon won’t fight. One of those really 60’s-style novels. Does anyone still read them?
Sixth Sense and Sensibility
Turns out she’s a ghost.
Huckleberry Finn Family Moomintroll
Huck, Jim, Snuff, Moom, Hem, and My on the ol’ Mississip.
A Separate War and Peace
Set in a boy’s school during the Napoleonic Wars.
Danny, Champion of the World As I Found It
Bruce Duffy’s novel of how Wittgenstein fed sleeping pills to chickens as a boy.
The Thin Man Without Qualities
Made famous by the movie, with William Powell as Ulrich and Myrna Loy as Diotima.
Little, Big Dorrit
Girl raised by fairies for reasons unknown in Victorian prison bigger on inside than outside. Dickens rails against the practice.
Room With a View to a Kill
Merchant-ivory production, with Helena Bonham-Carter as bond girl.
Charlie and the Great Glass Menagerie
Willy Wonka hopes Charlie can help Laura snap out of it and live a little.
The Runaway Bunny Jury
John Grisham’s first book for children. “Once there was a little bunny who wanted to sue gun manufacturers for turning a blind eye to illegal distribution of their products. So he said to his mother, ‘I am suing gun manufacturers for turning a blind eye to illegal distribution of their products.’ And his mother said, ‘If you do that, they will hire flashy jury consultants and you will lose your case.’ ‘If I lose the case,’ said the little bunny, ‘I will change my identity and travel around the country trying to infiltrate juries until I win.’ ‘If you do that, they will trash your apartment,’ said his mother.
Goodnight Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Goodnight penal colony on the moon. Goodnight earth controlling the penal colony on the moon. Goodnight supercomputer named Mike.
UPDATE: (ooh, ooh, I thought of these too.)
The Great Firestarter
Shirley Hazzard and Stephen King are reconciled.
The Crying of Salem’s Lot 49
Oedipa Mass and Mucho sort out legal tangles. Will vampires take over the town first?