Reviewing Wood

On How Fiction Works.

I note this review because I'm ambivalent about the book.  I've read it once and read at it a couple times after.  I'm not sure how much I agree with the essential oils pressed from literature.  I'm not certain where I stand with respect to where Wood stands.

In short, I probably didn't really understand it.  But the prose is engaging and readable, if, one sometimes observes, sparser than one might like.  I recommend the book to all--if only as an antagonist (which is not the way it is to me, as I've said above)--it is worthy of consideration.


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