Kathryn's Reviews > Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
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Jan 23, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: own, writing-reference, nonfiction
Read from August 11 to December 01, 2012


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Adrienne I look at this book all the time and wonder if it's worth reading. I'm interested to know what you think.

Kathryn I'm fascinated by it. It shows the difference between reading critically for analysis and reading to learn writing skills. At times she can be a little existential, but Prose really knows her stuff.

J.M. Rinker I used this for one of my critical essays in which I pulled apart a novel I hated in order to find the value--the craft. I love the way Prose breaks down all of the ways to look at a passage. Good stuff.

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