Autodidact: self-taught


The Art of Fiction (David Lodge)

by V. L. Craven

This is a collection of David Lodge’s essays regarding the various aspects of fiction that appeared in the Independent . The way he tied everything together was interesting and extremely useful for writers, serious readers or people who simply want to know more about the way novels are put together. Each chapter starts with an excerpt from a novel that illustrates the theme of the essay.

I only gave it four stars because it seemed a bit slow, though that could be entirely down to my current reading speed.

This book is indispensable for writers, as he helped me work through some problems with my novel that I didn’t even know I had.

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