How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form

How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form

by Thomas C. Foster Author

Sharpen your enjoyment of fiction reading with this entertaining guide to the novel. Learn about the parts that go into almost any novel, find out how the author's choices about various elements—like point of view, voice, first page, chapter structure, characters, and narrative flow and structure—create meaning. Figure out the loose rules that most of us expect from novels, and enjoy the pleasure of seeing a master of the form break and bend those rules to suit their aims. You'll never read a book mindlessly again, or wonder what the heck that ending was supposed to mean. 

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