Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels

Lisa Brown (Author)
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Description

Literature is long. Comics are short.

Does Proust get you down? Do you find The Unbearable Lightness of Being simply unbearable? Is The Inferno your own private hell? Do you long to be conversant about classics like Moby Dick, the Bhagavad Gita, Madame Bovary, and, um, Twilight?

Bestselling illustrator Lisa Brown (The Airport Book; Baby, Mix Me a Drink) did her homework. Long Story Short offers 100 pithy and skewering three-panel literary summaries, from curriculum classics like Don Quixote, Lord of the Flies, and Jane Eyre to modern favorites like Beloved, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Atonement, conveniently organized by subjects including "Love," "Sex," "Death," and "Female Trouble." Lisa Brown's Long Story Short is the perfect way to turn a traipse through what your English teacher called "the canon" into a frolic--or to happily cram for the next occasion that requires you to appear bookish and well-read.

Product Details

Price: $14.95  $13.75
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published Date: April 07, 2020
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 8.1 X 0.5 X 7.5 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language: English
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616205034
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About the Author

Lisa Brown is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of How To Be, Sometimes You Get What You Want, and the New York Times bestselling book The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Reviews

"You probably began this quarantine with dreams of rereading Moby-Dick or Persuasion. But if you're like me, you're finding it hard to concentrate on anything more than a tweet. Fortunately, Lisa Brown has just published Long Story Short, a witty collection of cartoon book reviews."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"It's lighter than CliffsNotes and quite possibly more entertaining than the originals (the horror, the horror!)"
--Booklist