presents Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels, in which the acclaimed author and illustrator brings her sly sense of humor to comic-strip condensations of classic and contemporary literature.
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Literature is long. Comics are short.
Is Proust getting 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 and Madame Bovary?
Lisa Brown has done her homework. Better than Cliff Notes, Long Story Short offers pithy and piercing three-panel comics of 100 titles, from classroom classics like Don Quixote, Lord of the Flies, and Jane Eyre to modern favorites like Beloved, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Weetzie Bat, conveniently organized by subjects including Love, Sex, Death, The Horror, and more. It's the perfect way to turn a traipse through what your English teacher called the canon into a frolic. Brown is the illustrator of The Airport Book and Baby, Mix Me a Drink. She lives in San Francisco.