“My husband of 26 years just died and, ironically, I am reviewing a book about writing obituaries by James Hagerty, the long-time obituary writer for The Wall Street Journal.”
Haruki Murakami is considered by many to be one of the most compelling novelists of the past 40 years.
“Brooks’ deep analysis of narrative and storytelling also demonstrates that the tools of the humanities often have far-reaching utility well beyond their supposed boundaries.”
“a writing guide that digs below thesis, punctuation, paragraphs, and sentence structure to offer a philosophical view of the art of written communication.”
“This book stands out as a practical manual for practical people—how to accomplish an objective using the shortest, most concise written product possible.”
“Whether you have a story to tell, or just think you have something to share—How to Tell a Story belongs at the top of your reading list. “
“Bell’s sage advice holds for a range of writers, not just novelists.
“A beautiful sentence stops you cold. You savor it not only for what it says but also for the way it is written.
“‘It doesn’t suit the Western establishment narrative that, yes, the West has political prisoners. It’s a reality, it’s not just me . . . .’”
“The Storytellers is a gift to aspiring writers of mysteries and thrillers, readers and fans, and academics alike. An instant classic . . .”
What is an I-Novel? The I-Novel is a literary genre in Japanese literature.
Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA is a fantastic book. Full stop.
“Writing to Persuade provides solid instruction.
“Chuck Palahniuk writes short . . . that is to say, his message is concise, given to us in few, well-chosen words that get the point across without a lot of fuss.”
“A professor of English at Rutgers with a specialty in the history of the book, Leah Price has encyclopedic knowledge.
“The challenge of making something from almost nothing is met by using the right words ‘frugally, parsimoniously.’ With the right words we can make the reader go places he could never imagi
Semicolon is a charming book. Cecelia Watson takes on “the most feared punctuation mark on earth” (cf.
“grab your secret decoder ring and your blaster, strap yourself in for liftoff, and enjoy. . . . The pictures in this book are reason enough to buy it.”
“Michael Serazio has done a remarkable analysis, and this book offers any student of American culture and sport much to contemplate.”
“‘Armed with cool, nerdy facts’ the reader will be able to discuss language as an entry point into larger ideas of gender equality.”
“Add Dreyer’s English to The Elements of Style and a select few books no writer should be without.
“Even within its self-imposed limitations this book could have done much more justice to its allegedly dangerous subject matter.”
A chaos of color is what you will find in The Great Grammar Book.
In his book, Read This If You Want to Be a Great Writer, author Ross Raisin emphasizes his theme of “experiment” in every chapter.
“This collection would make a great item to place on some deep space probe for other intelligent life to use to learn who and what we are.”