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This book is an ego trip, and nothing more. Wood cites other critics, and writers. He offers nothing original. Read: pretensious and insecure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CharlestonCAL
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 2 months 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 3 months 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 5 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 7 months ago by isa52