Friday, June 16, 2006

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit by Lawrence Block

Title: Telling Lies for Fun and Profit

Author: Lawrence Block

Genre: Non-Fiction

Summary: Through a series of columns originally published in the '70s for Writer's Digest, Lawrence Block dispenses advice about writing.

The Take-Away: The writing is humorous. Both know-how and how-it is worked into the book.

One of the things I liked best about the book was the variety of examples. Block uses works that are from others as well as his own. Often he assumes the reader has read the piece. Sometimes, a direct quote is provided. Either way, I felt like I learned quite a bit, even when I was having fun rather than learning.

Recommendation: Buy it.

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