This is a collection of literary terms and articles and the e-book version which is the one I had access to is full of links which you can read and follow. This in turns leads you on a literary voyage of discovery.
From the Preface, the author recommends that you
” Open the book anywhere, read an article, then follow the trail of links as far as it takes you. … You’ll see the intent and purpose in a dramatic way.”
Through the pages the author shares his vast experiences gathered over his teaching career. He also shares his opinions and the book is littered with other reading options, although they do not all appear in the bibliography. Thankfully I realised in the early stages of reading and jotted the titles down. The bibliography has been reserved for books that the author believes are essential for development of the craft of writing. In fact the author says they are –
“The following titles are not mere recommendations; they are essentials for the professional writer and the avid reader: The sooner and closer they are read, the better.”
This was a great book to explore and use as a stepping stone to other reading, and it will certainly be a stable in the writers library.
Disclaimer – I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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