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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!

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.
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...
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
Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again... You might recognize those haunting first lines from Daphne du Maurier's gothic suspense chiller, Rebecca.
Ed Sikov

Dark Victory

it's an enlightening study of how Davis cultivated her genius for fiction-making. Sikov pretty much goes picture by picture, analyzing from every surprising angle...
W. Somerset Maugham

The Moon and Sixpence

I read The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham - loosely based on the painter Paul Gauguin - with interest. Then my feelings changed
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.
CJ Sansom

Dissolution

Shardlake is summoned by Lord Cromwell to investigate the murder of a commissioner sent to persuade the abbot of a monastery to turn over its wealth to the crown
George Moore

Esther Waters

Esther Waters by George Moore, published in 1894, is a novel about making difficult choices. Or, as perhaps, hedging your bets
Michael Bond

Paddington Here and Now

Hard to believe that Paddington Bear celebrates his fiftieth this year. What with one mishap after another, who'd have thought he'd have made it so far?
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