letters to a young writer review

Letters to a Young Writer: A Review

Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical AdviceA few writing books have become must-reads for any aspiring English-language novelist: Stephen King’s On Writing, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Steering the Craft, William Zinsser’s On Writing Well. This year, Colum McCann‘s Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice joins that list. Consisting of 52 essays crammed with no-nonsense advice, Letters is a must-read for any Aspiring Writer. Continue reading

the world according to star wars review

The World According to Star Wars: A Review

The World According to Star WarsWhat did I expect from The World According to Star Wars? I’m not sure, but, after reading others’ reviews of it on Goodreads, I’m pretty sure a lot of people didn’t get what they were hoping for out of Cass R. Sunstein‘s book of Star Wars-themed analysis. The World According to Star Wars had a lot of potential, but I found its lack of focus — or possibly its desire to cover too many topics without enough depth — disturbing. Continue reading

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The Princess Diarist: A Review

The Princess DiaristAs the world continues to mourn the untimely death of Star Wars actress and writer Carrie Fisher, fans — myself included — have clamored to read the books she left behind. Fisher’s final memoir, The Princess Diarist recounts her affair with co-star Harrison Ford on the set of the first Star Wars film in 1976. But, more than a romantic tell-all, The Princess Diarist feels like Fisher’s goodbye. Continue reading