Infographic Guide to Literature by Joanna Eliot

Published: 2014

Genre: nonfiction, literature

Length: 160 pages

Interest: The title and cover caught my eye in the new book section at the library. I find infographics fascinating, and a whole book about literature in graphic form? Sign me up!

Summary: This is not a reading book. This is a flip through and check out what catches your eye kind of book. Each two page spread is a different infographic that encompasses literature from the Middle Ages through the present. There’s everything from Death by Shakespeare (all the different ways characters die in Shakespeare’s plays) to famous dogs in literature, an analysis of a particular work or body of work to statistics about authors, classic literature to genre fiction.

Final thoughts: This book really needs to be larger so it fits more appropriately on the coffee table, where it most definitely belongs. Every time I see the book, I just flip to a different page and have to read all the little bits of information found on that page. The more well-read you are, the more you’ll appreciate the book. (For example, if you’ve never read Cloud Atlas, the page describing how the stories are linked doesn’t mean much to you.) It really is a fascinating book that all ages will enjoy picking up and glancing through.

Title comes from: Descriptive of the material

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