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Are you in a book group? Would you like to get more out of the book you are reading? If so, youll love Fosters accessible, unaffected and humorous approach to describing and dissecting what is, for many of us, our favorite literary form. For readers not sure of the meaning and use of style, tone, voice or mood, or wondered just what metafiction is, exactly, Foster explains it all. He reminds us that novels need us, the readers, to help make sense of the novel in hand. Novels ask to be read and tell us how to approach the reading. For former English majors, a fun review of the basics. For everyone else, a painless, pleasant introduction to the inner workings of the novel.