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On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner
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Mar 06, 13

Read from March 05 to 06, 2013

With energy, humor, practical experience, broad-mindedness, and a generous heart, John Gardner offers what is probably the best introduction to the life of a serious novelist. I'm glad to have it on my shelf, and I'll likely read it again some years from now.

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03/05/2013 page 73
42.0% "This will be the third time I've read this book. I read it in my late teens, early thirties, and now in my mid-forties. Gardner continues to strike me as a reliable, good-humored commentator on the life of a novelist."

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