I really enjoyed reading this book, and I still browse through it from time to time for inspiration.
These maps serve as a reminder of one of the central points of the book: cartography and writing both choose what to illuminate and what to ignore.
Throughout the book, Turchi reinforces the point that cartography is an excellent metaphor for the way writers think, write, and revise.
The writing is lovely and the content is odd and graceful and potent all at the same time. I love also the way this book was made: thick pages, beautiful map illustrations. Read morePublished 7 months ago by P.S. Frankel
Love having this out on the coffee table picking it up whenever just to get the creative thought process going. After which it seldom stops. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ed Cerrato
"Analogy" is the motor on this quest to the unknown. An immediate association between a writer and his "mind maps" conveys you to a safe journey of discovery. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Mike R.
The book is very useful and inspiring for thinkers and designers. It involves as well in organization of our knowledge and ideas as in ordering our experience and task. Read morePublished on November 5, 2009 by Ewa Satalecka
For as long as I can recall, I have liked the word "cartographer." It has frequently conjured up the image of a grizzled little old man creating a map by candlelight. Read morePublished on May 2, 2009 by Marcus A. Lewis
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes to get lost in the thick forest of words, beautifully arranged by the author, to take you through uncharted territories. Read morePublished on August 25, 2008 by Carlo Muttoni
This book is a breezy meditation on the creative process in writing. It sprang out of a series of lectures the author gave on fiction writing as a form of mental mapmaking. Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by B. Cooper