Fundamental. Foundational. Many of the other books I've read on writing must have cribbed from this one.
This is an awesome book! Scientific thriller of the first order. Very engaging read. Honestly, if you haven't read Eon, Darwin's Radio, and Blood Music, you should set down everything and read them.
I'm not sure I've read a book that conveyed the distilled essence of exploration such as this one. I loved it.
In my ongoing quest to find the origin of the "boy wonder" sub-genre of Science Fiction, this remarkable work by Clarke elevates the genre to a whole new level. As I was reading it I was consistently asking myself, "Can this book really be this good?" In short, it is amazing. One of my new favorites for sure.
Thorougly perplexing. Anthropological and philosophical, this book explores their junction through the premise of an alien resurrection.
In short, this book was entertaining. If you're looking for a sharp wit, straight-forward humor, and a good laugh, this is perfect.
I don't believe I was the right audience for this book. I generally don't read poetry, and this read more like an anthology of poems than a novel.
First off, been a bit busy editing so I haven't been reading as much of other people's work. This was the audio book version and the narrator is fantastic. Enjoyed the book, specifically captivated by her descriptive power and interlaced plots. Fun read.
For free weeks this time around, I'm tinkering with this web framework built on top of Elixir. I'm not sure yet, but it's interesting.
Better late than never, right? I have read many Orson Scott Card books over the course of my life and have developed a deep and abiding appreciation for his work. Which made it all the more surprising that I had no idea that this book existed! A very valuable read for someone interested in writing genre, and for understanding the life and business of writing as a whole.
I've been curious how screenplays are structured and this is the de facto standard. Has some good reminders and "rules" on things you should and shouldn't do with any story. Liked it.
There's a reason why she was the first billionaire author. These books are dynamite. I'm continually impressed by the imaginative environments, the interlaced plot stucture, and just how fun this book is. Loved it.
I've been working my way through this book for awhile, not necessarily doing the exercises, but giving real thought to them. I'm especially interested in overcoming Expository Lumps as an author writing Sci-Fi, it's a challenge to make it flow naturally.
I know what you must be thinking, "Zack is reading Pressfield books so he can pad his yearly book count." In fact, that's incorrect. I'm reading them because they are powerfully motivating despite their small size. This book is about the dedication required to really finish a project at a high level. Perfect timing!
Everything you've ever wanted to know about punctuation but were too bored to ask. Hilarious.
This quick read falls into the category of self-help for authors. Like The War of Art (same author), this is essential reading.
A depressing, violent, eloquently written masterpiece.