Book Reviews of Reading Like a Writer : A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Reading Like a Writer : A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Reading Like a Writer A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Author: Francine Prose
ISBN-13: 9780060777043
ISBN-10: 0060777044
Publication Date: 9/1/2006
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their writing style for fiction. Prose offers excellent examples of the concepts she discusses. Enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
The author takes you through a somewhat minute review of her own favorite books, hoping to give some insight on how to get a closer look at how writing is rendered. If you're not a fan of the classics, ie.. Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, etc, then this book could be a very tedious read.
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This book stretches your imagination.
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This book has an inscription from a friend on the dedication page but it ALSO has Francine Proses's signature on the cover page! I think my friend got it from the Strand bookstore in NYC. Interesting concepts regarding the ways a writer can learn from reading, and readers can learn to write. Beautifully written.