Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.
Short Stories by H.P. Lovecraft.
If every rational man had an unshakable, irrational faith, Lovecraft's faith would be in the truth that comes from dreams.
Plot: There are gods and there are the other gods, even worse.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
If sleep produces monsters, then dreams are a wonderful, yet logical delirium.
Plot: Alice goes to Wonderland.
One Day This Pain Will Be Useful To You by Peter Cameron