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Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting
4.19
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
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May 2007
Jul 01, 2009
 
Anything Goes
4.04
Dalrymple is consistently interesting and informative but his biases lead to mistakes. His review of Richard Dawkins confuses faith and religious fait ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2014
 
La dramaturgie
4.53
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
4.15
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
4.06
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
3.61
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
3.98
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
3.54
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
3.43


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
3.84
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
4.53
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Jul 26, 2009
 
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
4.07
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Jul 06, 2009
 
Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century
4.23
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Jul 15, 2012
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