Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories (Paperback)Scarlett Thomas (author)
Stories are everywhere...
Exploring the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and from Tolstoy to Toy Story, this is a book for anyone who wants to unlock any narrative and learn to create their own. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, this is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to read and write better.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
Ingenious and original . . . A cracking good yarn, fizzing with intelligence. * * Philip Pullman on THE END OF MR Y * *
This book might just change your life. * * Independent on Sunday, on PopCo * *
A sprawling ode to curiosity and the life of the mind. * * Daily Telegraph, on The End of Mr Y * *
Whether you want to write or not, Monkeys with Typewriters is the kind of book that renews your enthusiasm for reading in general, a book that believes - and encourages its readers to believe - that great fiction matters * * Follow the Thread * *
Thomas. . . eschews the self-flagellating ethic of some courses by preaching tolerance for fancy prose style, and exhorts her readers to be ambitious and "ask important questions" with their fiction, an admirable stand -- Leo Benedictus * * Observer * *
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