Yesterday, I bought Booker's sweet little book for my Kindle. Today, I've read the first chapter and am in awe of not only his research but also his style. Here is a superb piece of academic research presented in a conversational style. Hell, we could be having coffee down at Rosalie and talking books, one of my fav convos. The reading is way too easy; it draws me from example to example in a most gratifying manner.
How can I convince you that I think you ought to read it? You need not be an aspiring author to enjoy. You need only be a curious thinker about all things human to engage with Booker in this charming piece of research that took him 30 years to compile.
Amazon has it for Kindle at $16.00 American. Go buy. If you are an English teacher or a lit teacher at any level or if you just love stories, buy it. You'll be entertained, informed, and delighted. Of this, I am certain.
In the meantime, I'll be back to share some sweet vignettes in future posts.
love you all..enjoy!
Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories (Paperback)