(How to Read a Novel A User's Guide) [Download] Î John Sutherland


How to Read a Novel A User's Guide

review How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB free download How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Flirtation with text and style it is a business Taking his readers on a trip to the bookshop he helps them judge a book by its cover based on design and color wondering aloud what genre might be best even going so far as to analyze one of the latest American bestsellers to further help the buying reader choose the novel that is right for him or her             In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now but were afraid to as. I like John Sutherland s style his wit and his choice of reading While much of this book contained information that was not new to me there were bits of wisdom about reading novels within every chapter that made the book worthwhile Anyone who rates Raymond Chandler above John Steinbeck is okay in my book This is a book for readers who relish the book as well as the reading of the book If you are interested in an overview of the novel and reading along with wry and witty comments on the publishing trade this book is for you

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review How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB free download How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Do we still know how to read a novel John Sutherland Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee asks His disheartened answer is an uneuivocal No But Sutherland has not given up hope With acerbic wit and intellect he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well read and tells readers what it still means today Using this delightful book as a means to an end he reminds readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating            On one level this is a book about novels how they work what they're about what m. I love books about books books telling you what to read how to read when to read why to read etc If you don t this is likely not your book If you do it s right up your alley This is a fun tidbit packed look at the modern novel With a wry humorous and decidedly British voice the author discusses the novel s history form and components all with an eye toward helping the reader bring a bit context to hisher reading Each chapter is a self contained essay and reads very well alone The author lards each essay with such a variety of current event and historical factoids that beg to be read aloud at the luch table causing my husband than once to shout how is this book organized

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review How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB free download How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Akes them good or bad and how to talk about them At a deeper level this is a book in which one of the most intimate tête à têtes is described one in which a reader meets a novel Will a great love affair begin Will the rendezvous end in disappointment Who can say In order for the relationship to take its appropriate course all the details must be clearly acknowledged and understood for their complexities plot point of view character style pace first and last sentences and even beauty            Still Sutherland knows a true understanding of fiction is than a. As the title suggests a thoroughly pretentious often infuriating very occasionally interesting exercise by an important critic whose name I d never heard of Sutherland s prose flies by the only reason I finished the thing and he does manage to provide some solid information on the history of the novel though nothing that you wouldn t have learned in any decent Literature 101 class When discussing modern literature his examples rely heavily and predictably on nominees and laureates of the Man Booker prize not incidentally an award whose committee he has chaired Perhaps some would find it useful it certainly reminded me of a few things I had forgotten from a certain freshman year seminar but I find myself wishing that I had my four and a half hours back

  • Hardcover
  • 263
  • How to Read a Novel A User's Guide
  • John Sutherland
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9780312359881

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