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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!

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
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
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.
Camille Paglia

Break, Blow, Burn Review

I've spent some time with Camille Paglia's Break, Blow, Burn in which she "reads" forty-three of the "world's best poems."
Alison Weir

The Lady Elizabeth

The Lady Elizabeth is the second book by Alison Weir and she shows a knack for balancing dramatisation with detail.
Shirley Jackson

A Few Frightening Tales

I can’t let Halloween slip by without recommending a few stories that might make you check the recesses of your closet before going to bed
Vladimir Nabokov

The Luzhin Defense

What I find so interesting about The Defense is how Nabokov envelops readers in Luzhin's consciousness
Sarah Waters

The Night Watch

By choosing WWII as a setting, Waters sets up dramatic symbolism in The Night Watch, as the physical destruction that's wreaked on London
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
A woman running through the streets of Berlin

A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City

You'd never call A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City light summer reading
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