Few books are simultaneously more deserving of and more inappropriate for NES game format than The Great Gatsby. This image alone captures the greatness:
It’s short, easy, and freaking fantastic. Nick Carraway’s weapon is his hat (or hats, rather), but they look like pitas in the extremely pixilated format which makes things even more hilarious.
More classic novels need to be made into retro NES format (except To Kill a Mockingbird, that just needs to stay away from me for the rest of my life). Lolita would be rated AO and would attract creepy but surprisingly articulate men who like pixilated preteens.