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Books about how fiction works are as indispensable as user manuals for hammers. Regardless, Mr. Wood's chapters on narration, modern narrative, detail, character, and consciousness... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jeff in Seattle
The book is dull; kiddie-talking (absurdly, interspersed with eruptions of scholastic jargon); overquoting (at times irrelevantly -- attempt to impress? Read morePublished 29 days ago by Ghost(Ghost(M))
This is an excellent resource for any student working towards an MFA or writing critical essays on craft. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Katherine Anderson
I'm still not finished but till now I'm enjoying the clear and original way the author approaches the various elements with which fiction is built. Read morePublished 4 months ago by isa52
I bought this book to become familiar with terminology, but the best part of it was a history of the novel. The book describes how the modern novel was born around 1870. Read morePublished 8 months ago by E.M.