Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433291180 $24.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433291197 $49.00 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433291227 $19.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
James Wood's commanding discussion of the inner workings of fiction writing is an informative reference intended for those already somewhat skilled at the craft. Dozens of excerpts from notable works of fiction are cited, and common mainstays of the novel-writing process are analyzed and debunked. This insightful and extremely thorough work is akin to a college lecture that proceeds at a relentless pace. James Adams's somewhat pedantic narration initially fails to reach out to the listener as an educator might. However, his delivery eventually warms up to a livelier, more engaging tone. Ultimately, his masterful grasp of the content makes for a keen accompaniment to the material. A.P.C. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]
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