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The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

October 30, 2009


I won’t pretend that this book doesn’t take some work, and at 736 large pages of small text, it certainly does.  But Booker’s masterpiece is well worth the perseverance (and possibly a ten day holiday to Canada fit it into) for anyone interested in why we tell stories and which ones we tell.  Booker talks through […]

The Ode Less Travelled

October 28, 2009


I can’t bring myself to lend every book I recommend, so this time I bought a second copy instead.  This is a charming book that is as well-written as it is well-intentioned.  Fry manages to open up a world of meter, rhythm and opsimathy (what did you expect?) for those that already knew and loved […]