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Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
Of American books on screenwriting this is perhaps the best.
But see Yves Lavandier and William Goldman.
I've read the book twice and was less impresse
May 2007
Jul 01, 2009
Anything Goes
Dalrymple is consistently interesting and informative but his biases lead to mistakes. His review of Richard Dawkins confuses faith and religious fait ...more
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Jun 18, 2014
La dramaturgie
Available in English as Writing Drama. Probably the best book on writing drama available. The author covers a large field of diverse drama in film and ...more
Mar 2008
Jul 01, 2009
Adventures in the Screen Trade
Easy reading and gossipy about Hollywood but very informative on writing and its pitfalls. He wrote the script for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ...more
Jan 1990
Jul 01, 2009
The High Window
I would recommend almost any of Chandler's novels and even his essay The Simple Art of Murder. Chandler writes with style and observation that beats m ...more
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Jul 01, 2009
Against Love: A Polemic
Beautifully written, informative, challenging; Laura Kipnis is not afraid to ingest her personal experience and regurgitate this among the more genera ...more
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Jul 15, 2012
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities
Read the expose of the complete fraud this account is. Sybil Exposed by Debbie Nathan.
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Nov 08, 2011
The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability
A revelation for an old man. I would compare her favourably with early Germaine Greer.
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Jul 15, 2012
The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Academically oriented. Too much is devoted to an "argument" with other authors for the general reader to follow.
Aug 14, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture
The first section, the original hoax plus commentary should be on every undergrad curriculum as a lesson in not taking anything without questioning.
Oct 14, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
The Silent Clowns
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Jul 26, 2009
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
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Jul 06, 2009
Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century
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Jul 15, 2012