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How Fiction Works How Fiction Works by James Wood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wood’s language usage feels old-school to me. Had to reread passages to understand what he was getting at. He makes many useful observations about fiction (particularly about conventions in fiction) that are helpful to writers. Wood makes many references to classic literature and shows how earlier writers influenced later writers. My hangup is that I haven’t read most of the literature he discusses. [Sad day!:]

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