Review: "The Art of Fiction" by John Gardner

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young WritersThe Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can't recall the exact date I bought this book but it had to be some time around 1989. It was during that time than I began to think more seriously about writing fiction. Much of my reading before that time was directed more at the area of non-fiction. Life being what it is, it wasn't until I finished writing my first novel that I finally found the time to finish this delightful book. Now that I've released my first novel as an e-book, I can look back at John Gardner's "The Art of Fiction" and I can understand it through a whole new lens. I went back to the beginning of the book and began reading it again, and now I get more of what he was talking about than I first began reading it so many years ago. Now I can see the great sense of humor John Gardner brings to his writing. It's the kind of laugh out loud, dry humor that I enjoy. I plan to read this book again. I highly recommend it.

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