Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Reading Like a Writer
I have come across this wonderful book while on a trip to my local independently owned bookstore. (Remember to support independent booksellers!) Francine Prose has come up with yet one more book in the writing manual genre, but hers is a different kind of offering, focusing on the real craft: Reading Like a Writer covers such fundamentals as words, sentences, paragraphs, narration, character, details, gesture, among others and she does so in an inspiring way, providing brief quotes of exemplary writing specimens. I certainly am glad that I have come across this book, which is well worth the cost of purchase. I would recommend it to all writers, and even to those who just want to write better.