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How is the atmosphere Sinclair’s jungle similar to that of Kipling? How do they differ?

With these questions I created the first Book-Book, a bit of data art designed to let the viewer sit back and discover the differences and similarities in how two books sound/read. The speed is calibrated to be too fast to read every word but to let them remain apprehensible.

The series expanded to cover four pairs of books:

The Jungle vs The Jungle Book

The Communist Manifesto vs The Wealth of Nations

The Inferno vs Siddhartha

and Anne of Green Gables vs The Ladies Book of Etiquette

See the code »

Coming soon: make your own Book-Book with texts of your choice.

Built with: Python, d3.js, Project Gutenberg