Feb 13, 2007

Review Index - Authors - A to M



Nick Abdazis


Jessica Abel
La Perdida

Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine)
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Mini-Review)

Richard Adams

Watership Down
Tales from Watership Down

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
Half of a Yellow Sun

Joan Aiken
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Black Hearts in Battersea

Louisa May Alcott
Little Women

Lloyd Alexander
The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain

Rosie Alison
The Very Thought of You (Lady Business)

Isabel Allende
City of Beasts
My Invented Country

David Almond
Kit's Wilderness

David Almond & Dave McKean
The Savage

Julia Alvarez
In the Time of Butterflies
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Laurie Halse Anderson

M.T. Anderson

Natalie Angier
The Canon

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Appollo and Lewis Trondheim
Bourbon Island 1730

Karen Armstrong:

A Short History of Myth

Elizabeth von Arnim
The Enchanted April
The Solitary Summer

Asbjornsen & Moe

Norwegian Folktales

Kate Atkinson
Case Histories
One Good Turn

Margaret Atwood
The Penelopiad
The Handmaid's Tale
The Blind Assassin
Alias Grace
In Other Worlds

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey


Mariama Bá
So Long a Letter

Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker

James Baldwin
Giovanni's Room

Kat Banyard
The Equality Illusion

Rosalind C. Barnett
The Truth About Boys and Girls

Andrea Barrett
The Voyage of the Narwhal

T.A. Barron
The Lost Years of Merlin

Christopher Barzak
One for Sorrow
The Love We Share Without Knowing
"Born on the Edge of an Adjective"
Birds and Birthdays
Before and Afterlives

Lucy M. Boston
The Children of Green Knowe

John Bayley
Elegy for Iris

Peter S. Beagle
A Fine and Private Place
A Dance for Emilia

Elizabeth Bear
"Orm the Beautiful"

Alison Bechdel
Fun Home
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
Are You My Mother?

Aaron Becker

Clare Bell
Ratha's Creature
Clan Ground

John Bellairs
The House with the Clock In its Walls
The Figure in the Shadows
The Letter, the Witch and the Ring

Alan Bennet
The Uncommon Reader

E.C. Bentley
Trent's Last Case

Louis de Berniéres
Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Kate Bernheimer

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (editor)
Brothers & Beasts (editor)
The Girl In the Castle Inside the Museum (with Nicoletta Ceccoli)

Paul Bibeau

Sundays With Vlad

Franny Billingsley

The Folk-Keeper
Well Wished

Anne Bishop
The Black Jewels Trilogy
Dreams Made Flesh

Alan Bishop (editor)
Letters from a Lost Generation

Holly Black
"Going Ironside"
Geektastic (editor)

Francesca Lia Block

Psyche in a Dress
Dangerous Angels
I Was a Teenage Fairy

Nancy Bond
A String in the Harp

Jorge Luis Borges

Mark Bostridge (editor)
Letters from a Lost Generation

Tim Bowler
River Boy

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
The Halloween Tree
From the Dust Returned
"August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains"
"All Summer in one Day"

Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret
Aurora Floyd
Henry Dunbar

Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Beth Brant
"A Long Story"

Libba Bray
A Great and Terrible Beauty

Marie Brennan
A Natural History of Dragons
Midnight Never Come

Theresa Breslin

Raymond Briggs
Ethel & Ernest

Poppy Z. Brite
"The Devil of Delerey Street"

Kevin Brockmeier
"The Green Children"

Vera Brogdsol

Anya's Ghost

Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre

Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders

Anita Brookner
Hotel du Lac

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Aurora Leigh (guest post)

Bill Bryson
Notes from a Small Island

Pearl S. Buck
The Good Earth

Frances Hogdson Burnett
The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
The Making of a Marchioness

Charles Burns
Black Hole

Octavia Butler
"Speech Sounds"

Lewis Buzbee
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

A.S. Byatt

The Virgin in the Garden
"The July Ghost"
The Children's Book


Barbara Caine
Victorian Feminists

Patrick Califia
Sex Changes

Italo Calvino
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
The Nonexistant Knight

Deborah Cameron

The Myth of Mars and Venus

Truman Capote
In Cold Blood

John Carey

What Good Are The Arts?

Jonathan Carroll
Voice of Our Shadow

Angela Carter
"Peter and the Wolf"
Nights at the Circus
The Magic Toyshop

Luís da Câmara Cascudo
Lendas Brasileiras

Cecil Castellucci
Geektastic (editor)

Orson Scott Card

Magic Street
Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead

Mike Carey

Mike Carey and Peter Goss
The Unwritten Vol 1

Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Maps and Legends

Aidan Chambers
Postcards from No Man's Land

Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Anton Chekhov
Selected Short Stories

John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever

C.J. Cherryh

G.K. Chesterton
Father Brown Stories

Tracy Chevalier
Falling Angels

Svetlana Chmakova

Kate Chopin
The Awakening

Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage

Susanna Clarke
The Ladies of Grace Adieu

William M. Clarke
The Secret Life of Wilkie Collins

Mark Cocker
Crow Country

Adolfo Coelho

Contos Populares Portugueses

Rachel Cohn
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with David Levithan)
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (with David Levithan)
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (with David Levithan)

Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone
The Woman in White
No Name
Poor Miss Finch

Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Padraic Colum
The King of Ireland's Son

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of the Four

John Connoly

The Book of Lost Things

Susan Cooper
Over Sea, Under Stone
The Dark is Rising

The Grey King

Alberto da Costa e Silva

Lendas do Índio Brasileiro

Douglas Coupland

Hey Nostradamus!
Girlfriend in a Coma

F. Brett Cox and Andy Duncan
Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (editors)

Sharon Creech
Ruby Holler
Walk Two Moons

Edmund Crispin
Love Lies Bleeding

Gillian Cross

John Crowley

Little, Big

Howard Cruse
Stuck Rubber Baby

Mitch Cullin

Michael Cunningham
The Hours

Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folk Tales of the Russians, Western Slavs and Magyars


Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
Dark Alchemy (editors)

Roald Dahl
Going Solo
The Witches

Edwidge Danticat
Breath, Eyes, Memory

Dame Darcy


Ellen Datlow (editor)
Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold
The Green Man

Peter David

Charles de Lint

Waifs and Strays
The Onion Girl

Pamela Dean

Tam Lin

Anthony Del Col (with Conor McCreery and Andy Belanger)
Kill Shakespeare

E.M. Delafield
The Diary of a Provincial Lady
Thank Heaven Fasting

Frank Delaney

Samuel R. Delany
"High Weir"

Abby Denson

Joyce Dennys
Henrietta's War

Anita Desai
The Zigzag Way

Sarah Dessen

Just Listen

Barry Deutsch
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

Anita Diamant
The Red Tent

Michael Diamond
Victorian Sensation

Junot Díaz
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Kate DiCamillo

The Tale of Desperaux
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Charles Dickens

Hard Times

Michael Dirda
Book by Book
Classics for Pleasure

Jenny Diski

What I Don't Know About Animals

Cory Doctorow
Little Brother
For the Win

Jennifer Donnelly
A Gathering Light

Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Carole Nelson Douglas

Good Night, Mr Holmes

Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
"The Child"
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
Paula Spencer

Siobhan Dowd
Bog Child (mini-review)

Sharon M. Draper
Copper Sun

Carol Ann Duffy
The Princess' Blankets (with Catherine Hyde)

Chris Duffy(editor)
Nursery Rhyme Comics

Helen Dunmore
Counting the Stars

Carola Dunn
Death at Wentwater Court

Mark Dunn
Ella Minnow Pea

Lord Dunsany
The Kind of Elfland's Daughter


Jane Eagland

Shirin Ebadi
Iran Awakening

Barbara Ehrenreich
Dancing in the Streets

Will Eisner
A Contract with God

George Eliot

Anna Elliott
Twilight of Avalon

Harlan Ellison
"Strange Wine"
"All the Sounds of Fear"

Jeffrey Eugenides
The Marriage Plot

Sheridan le Fanu
Uncle Silas

Vanessa Faquharson
Sleeping Naked is Green

Penelope Farmer

Charlotte Sometimes

Raymond E. Feist
Faerie Tale

Ellen Feldman
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank

Ruby Ferguson
Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary

Rachel Ferguson
The Brontës Went to Woolworths
Alas, Poor Lady

Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair

Cordelia Fine

Delusions of Gender

Victoria Finlay
Buried Treasure

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
Tender is the Night

Penelope Fitzgerald
The Bookshop

E.M. Forster
Howards End
A Room With A View

Richard Fortey

Dry Store Room No. 1

Dian Fossey
Gorillas in the Mist

Ariana Franklin
Mistress of the Art of Death

Antonia Fraser
"Who's Been Sitting in my Car?"

Cornelia Funke
When Santa Fell to Earth


Neil Gaiman
American Gods
The Sandman: Dream Hunters
Odd and the Frost Giants
The Sandman: Endless Nights
Spawn: Angela
The Graveyard Book
Anansi Boys

Neil Gaiman & Gris Grimly
The Dangerous Alphabet

Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean

Signal to Noise
Black Orchid

Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer
Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves


Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess
Blueberry Girl

Nancy Garden

Annie on My Mind

Alan Garner
The Owl Service

Elizabeth Gaskell
Tales of Mystery & the Macabre
North & South

Margaret George

The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers(guest post)

Nicole Georges
Calling Dr Laura

W.W. Gibbings
Oriental Myths and Legends

Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm
Nightingale Wood
Christmas Cold Comfort Farm

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Man-Made World

George Gissing
The Odd Women

Brooke Gladstone
The Influencing Machine

Morris Gleitzman
Two Weeks with the Queen

Kate De Goldi
The 10PM Question

William Goldman
The Princess Bride

Ben Goldacre
Bad Science

William Golding
Lord of the Flies

Adam Gopnik

Theodora Goss
"Pip and the Fairies"
The Thorn and the Blossom

Edward Gorey
The Lost Lions

Emily Gravett

Sara Gran
Come Closer

John Green

Looking for Alaska
An Abundance of Katherines
Let it Snow (with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle)
Paper Towns
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan)
The Fault in Our Stars

Lavinia Greenslaw
The Importance of Music to Girls

Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl

David Grossman
Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson

Rumer Godden
The Story of Holy and Ivy


Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
A Woman of Independent Means

Shannon Hale

The Goose Girl
Enna Burning
River Secrets

Elizabeth Hand
Mortal Love

Helene Hanff
84 Charing Cross Road
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

Frances Hardinge

Fly By Night

Lizanne Henderson and Edward J. Cowan
Scottish Fairy Belief

Gilbert Hernandez
Heartbreak Soup
Human Diastrophism

Oscar Hijuelos
Dark Dude

Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box

Susan Hill
The Woman in Black

Henry Hitchings
The Secret Life of Words

Alice Hoffman
The Ice Queen
Green Angel
Practical Magic

E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Sandman

Tom Holland
The Vampyre


The Odyssey

Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

The Monsters

bell hooks

Ain't I a Woman

Nalo Hopkinson
The Salt Roads

Nick Hornby

About a Boy
The Complete Polysyllabic Spree
31 Songs
Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Emily Horner

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend

Zora Neale Hurston
Tell My Horse
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Mules and Men


Eva Ibbotson
Journey to the River Sea
The Dragonfly Pool
One Dog and His Boy
The Secret Countess
The Morning Gift
A Song for Summer
The Secret of Platform 13

Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House

Masuji Ibuse
Black Rain

Inbali Iserles

The Tygrine Cat

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day
Never Let Me Go

Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child


Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
The Haunting of Hill House

Edward James
A Short History of Fantasy

Henry James
The Turn of the Screw

M.R. James

Collected Ghost Stories

Tove Jansson
Tales from Moominvalley
The Summer Book
Moomintroll Midwinter

Angela Johnson
a cool moonlight
The First Part Last

Kij Johnson
"The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park Adter the Change"
"26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss"
The Fox Woman
At the Mouth of the River of Bees

Maureen Johnson
Let it Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle)
The Bermudez Triangle

Marilyn Johnson
This Book is Overdue!

Jennifer Johnston
The Illusionist

Edward P. Jones
The Known World

Shane Jones

Light Boxes

Terry Jones
Starship Titanic

Andre Jordan
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now


Miriam Katin
We Are On Our Own

Tommy Kavoc

Molly Keane
Devoted Ladies (mini-review)

Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura
I Kill Giants

Michael Keller
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation

Megan Kelso
Scheherazade: Comics about Love, Treachery, Mothers and Monsters (editor)

Thomas Keneally
Schindler's Ark

William Kennedy

Beth Kephart
Nothing But Ghosts

Laurie R. King
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
A Monstrous Regiment of Women

Stephen King
"Lisey and the Madman"
Salem's Lot

Rudyard Kipling

Puck of Pook's Hill
The Jungle Books

Derek Kirk Kim
The Eternal Smile

John Knowles
A Separate Peace

Joy Kogawa

Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

Nicole Krauss
The History of Love

Ellen Kushner

Thomas the Rhymer


Mercedes Lackey
The Black Swan
Unnatural Issue

Selma Lagerlöf

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson

Jumpha Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies

R.A. Lafferty
"Nine Hundred Grandmothers"

Margo Lanagan
Tender Morsels
Black Juice
The Brides of Rollrock Island

Katherine Langrish

West of the Moon

Hope Larson
Salamander Dream

Marghanita Laski
The Victorian Chaise-Longue

John Lawson

Witch Ember

Halldor Laxness
The Fish Can Sing

Stephen Leacock
Nonsense Novels

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

Ursula Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness
Cheek by Jowl
The Language of the Night

Jeff Lemire

The Complete Essex County

Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time
On Mrs Whatsit

Rose Lerner
In For a Penny

Gaston Leroux
The Phantom of the Opera

Julius Lester

To Be a Slave

Day of Tears

Primo Levi

If This is a Man

David Levithan
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn)
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (with Rachel Cohn)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green)
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (With Rachel Cohn)

Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted
The Fairy's Mistake
The Princess Test

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

C.S. Lewis

The Silver Chair

Jill Liddington

Rebel Girls

Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners

Leo Lionni

Penelope Lively
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Malinda Lo

E. Lockhart
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Ruby Oliver series

Erlend Loe
Naïve. Super

Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider

Jeremy Love
Bayou Vol 1

Lois Lowry

Number the Stars
The Giver
Gathering Blue

Jason Lutes
Jar of Fools


George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin

Sue Macy
Wheels of Change

Brenda Maddox
Rosalind Franklin - The Dark Lady of DNA

Michelle Magorian

Goodnight Mister Tom

Gregory Maguire

Margaret Mahy
The Haunting
The Changeover

Cathy Malaskian

Percy Gloom

Alberto Manguel

The Library at Night

Jeremy Marcer
Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs

John Marco

David L. Marcus
What it Takes to Pull me Through

Juliet Marillier

Daughter of the Forest

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera
Memories of my Melancholy Whores

John Masefield

The Box of Delights

Wendy Mass
A Mango-Shaped Space

Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn
The Birds and Other Stories
Myself When Young

Alexander McCall Smith

Dream Angus
The Girl Who Married a Lion

Cormac McCarthy

The Road

Mary McCarthy
The Group

Scott McCloud
Understanding Comics

Ian McEwan

Hilary McKay
Saffy's Angel
Indigo's Star
Permanent Rose (mini-review)
Caddy's World

Robin McKinley


Clemence McLaren

Inside the Walls of Troy

Catriona McPherson

After the Armistice Ball

Linda Medley
Castle Waiting Vol I

Anne K. Mellor

Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters

Farah Mendlesohn

A Short History of Fantasy

China Miéville
King Rat
"Reports of Certain Events in London"
Un Lun Dun

John Stuart Mill

The Subjection of Women (with Harriet Taylor)

Martin Millar
Thraxas (as Martin Scott)
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Curse of the Wolf Girl

Laura Miller
The Magician's Book

Lucasta Miller

The Brontë Myth

Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles

A.A. Milne
The Red House Mystery

Christopher Milne
The Enchanted Places

Hope Mirless

Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson
Carnivorous Nights

David Mitchell
Black Swan Green

Alistair Moffat
Arthur & The Lost Kingdom

Alan Moore
The League of Extraordinary Gentlement, Vol 1
From Hell
V for Vendetta

Perry Moore

L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
The Blue Castle

Jude Morgan
The Taste of Sorrow

Kaoru Mori
Emma Vol 1-7

Michael Morpurgo
Private Peaceful (mini-review)

Jan Morris


Toni Morrison
Jazz (Mini-Review)

Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden

Alice Munro
"The View from Castle Rock"
"The Bear Came Over the Mountain"

Louise Murphy
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Hard-boiled Wonderland and The End of the World

Lauren Myracle
Let it Snow (with John Green and Maureen Johnson)