I agree with Stephen King’s assertion that in order to write well, you’ve got to read lots!
I’ve posted my first book review on goodreads.com. I believe King’s book, On Writing, deserves the full five stars:
“Stephen King takes an age-old, and potentially boring topic–On Writing–and presents it in such a unique way that I found myself wanting more! Through his autobiographical experiences with writing, I learned some things that were “shocking” (which should not have surprised me because, after all, it is Stephen King). Beware! There’s “language,” and King does not pull any punches. This is not, however, a book for those who cannot write well already.”
Reading Eliazbeth Graver’s new novel The End of The Point right now. I’ll let you know when I’ve finished it, but so far I’m intrigued. I’ll post more reviews as I make time to write them! Read on, everyone!
Well, I never made it to The End of the Point…about 3/4s into it, I found myself not really caring about any of the characters. I sensed a pervasive lack of passion in any of them, and so I returned the book to the library unfinished. That doesn’t happen very often.
And so I am re-reading The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts, and am again enjoying the mind gymnastics his philosophy evokes.