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Literature

Welcome to SearchGo literature category. You will find journal and book reviews from various authors on a wide range of subjects from non-fiction to fiction. Spark your imagination!

Emile Zola

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece set off a few shockwaves, not just among literary critics who loved to grouse about Zola's gritty and extreme approach to realism
William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair Review,

I learned this past week that I share a birthday with an eminent Vanity Fair novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

We all agree that E. L. Konigsburg's From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a brilliant read, no matter what your age.
Walter Tevis

The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen's Gambit, by Walter Tevis, is one of those rare books that as soon as I had I finished it, I started reading it again. It's that good.
Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The Flanders Panel

The Flanders Panel, by Arturo Perez-Reverte, is about art conservator uncovering an inscription hidden for nearly five centuries
Ira Levin

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary's Baby is one of those rare cases of which the film is just as good (as in complex and riveting) as the novel.
Lousie Welsh

The Bullet Trick

The Bullet Trick is a crime thriller that begins in a seedy club in a Soho. The narrative cuts back and forth from a cabaret in Berlin, Glasgow and London
Neil Labute

LaBute’s Razor

In Fat Pig and This Is How It Goes, LaBute gives voice to all those ugly things that propel the human tendency toward selfishness and approval-seeking.
Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader is a clever turn of the ages-old idea that if you want to keep your subjects in line, keep them in the dark.
Shaun Tan

The Arrival

I promise that "reading" the Arrival by Shaun Tan, is the real voyage of discovery. This complex and fascinating work occupies some other reading realm
Jan Pienkowski

The Fairy Tales

The Fairy Tales are also appropriate, despite their darker elements, for children who have perhaps overindulged on the sugar-coated Disney versions
Arnold Lobel

The Adventures of Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends, published in 1970, is the first in a series of four books about these two famous friends
Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

The Moonstone is a very long tale about a precious gem stolen from the brow of a Hindu deity that wreaks havoc on an English family
Elizabeth Taylor, author

Blaming

Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms between Amy, an Englishwoman, and Martha, an American