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Le Morte d’Arthur
Thomas Malory

Le Morte d’Arthur is not actually one long epic about the life and death of King Arthur, but rather a collection of stories of the knights of the Round Table fused by Malory into a somewhat coherent tale…

Journey to the West
Wu Cheng'en

The impact that Journey to the West has had on the world since its publication is…staggering. I don’t think I would be overstating things to say that most (if not all) modern manga/anime have been directly influenced by Journey to the West

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Gregory Maguire

Wicked, you see, is the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West (the one that gets bucketed by Dorothy, and whose sister Dorothy’s house smashes). Both in the book and the movie, you hear next to nothing about the Wicked Witch of the West. So, if you were an author that couldn’t think up something original, you might wonder…

God Knows
Joseph Heller

God Knows is the story of my namesake, King David, of Old Testament fame. If you’re somewhat familiar with Joseph Heller, you might find the subject surprising, as this seems like the subject of a modern day historical novel…

Love That Dog
Sharon Creech

Love That Dog is, essentially, a children’s book written entirely in verse…

Eaters of the Dead
Michael Crichton

War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace is, and always will be, I believe, unparalleled as a master literary work…

Ninja Gaiden
A. L. Singer

This is a book that was based on the old Nintendo game Ninja Gaiden. It might seem unfair of me to review a book which could never even hope to get a D in any possible world, but, well, I did read it, and I have a bone to pick…

Blaster Master
A. L. Singer

A boy’s frog escapes, mutates, and jumps down a hole. The boy gives chase, falls down the hole, and, unlike Alice, finds a big tank, a gun, and a battle suit…

The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Cat Who Went to Heaven takes place in Japan, and is related to Buddhism, not Christianity (something one definitely would not guess, given the title, which doesn’t seem appropriate). It’s about a painter who takes in a cat, even though he can barely afford to feed himself, and who then, by a stroke of good luck, is commissioned to paint a portrait of the Buddha for the local temple…