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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!

Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events

In a coup of numerological (and bibliographic) symmetry, Lemony Snicket delivered the final instalment in the A Series of Unfortunate Events
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Letters of Arthur Conan Doyle

A Life in Letters is just that: a collection of Arthur Conan Doyle's correspondence, beginning with his days at school
Joanne Harris

Gentlemen & Players

Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris is a psychological thriller centred around an exclusive boys' prep school in England. A Machiavellian plan is hatched...
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
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
Denise MIna

Garnethill Trilogy

While we're on the subject of mysteries, I see the latest book by Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, just hit the shelves
Stewart O'Nan

The Good Wife

Rarely do I find a book that keeps me turning pages into the small hours. But The Good Wife, by Stewart O'Nan, is one I couldn't put down

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.
84 Charing Cross Road plaque

A Very Bookish Holiday

I alluded to bookish doings abroad in my last post ... the London trip was amazing, at least from this bibliophile's point of view
Mary Shelley

Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a gothic tale of classic romanticism, the creature is inherently good. It is society that turns Frankenstein's creature to evil.
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