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?
Illustrator Lisa Brown (The Airport Book; Baby, Mix Me a Drink) did her homework. Long Story Short offers 100 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.”
This is a used copy in very good condition with some light, general wear.
By Lisa Brown. Hardcover. 80 pages. Published by Algonquin Books, 2020.