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The Book of Other People - Zadie Smith, David Mitchell, George Saunders, Colm Tóibín, Aleksandar Hemon, Nick Hornby, Hari Kunzru, Toby Litt, Chris Ware
The Book of Other People
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A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional... show more
A stellar host of writers explore the cornerstone of fiction writing: character The Book of Other People is about character. Twenty-five or so outstanding writers have been asked by Zadie Smith to make up a fictional character. By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight "realism"-if such a thing exists-is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples. The writers featured in The Book of Other People include: Aleksandar Hemon Nick Hornby Hari Kunzru Toby Litt David Mitchell George Saunders Colm Tóibín Chris Ware, and more
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143038184 (0143038184)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
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The stories collected in this book are supposed to demonstrate the role of character in fiction. Some of the stories indeed masterfully bring to life vivid, vibrant, unforgettable characters. And then other stories are mildly irritating or seriously boring and pretentious. The quality of the stories...
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loved judith castle, the monster, donal webster and newton wicksa working table of content made all the difference on e-books
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3.0 The Book of Other People
Not a bad set of stories. I can't say any one really jumped out at me, but would still call this a good commuter book; lots of them are perfect train or bus ride length, entertaining enough to keep you turning the pages, but not so engrossing that you miss your stop. Favorites would probably be Leth...
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