PDF or EBOOK (How to Read a Novel A User's Guide) Â John Sutherland


How to Read a Novel A User's Guide

READ & DOWNLOAD Ç How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Do we still know how to read a novel John Sutherland Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee asks His disheartened answer is an uneuivocal No But Sutherland has not given up hope With acerbic wit and intellect he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well read and tells readers what it still means today Using this delightful book as a means to an end he reminds readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating            On one level this is a book about novels how they work what they're about what m. I didn t mean to read this book when I had come across it some months ago somewhere in Bangkok but I changed my mind Later I vaguely recalled his name from an OUP hardcover in its omnibus edition I decided to buy in 2005 at the Chulalongkorn University Book Center and read some topics I liked The book in uestion entitled The Literary Detective 100 Puzzles in Classic Fiction Oxford University Press 2000 has since allowed me to know him as a renowned scholar in the name of Professor John Sutherland Notably the omnibus volume comprises three collections of literary puzzles Is Heathcliff a Murderer 1996 Can Jane Eyre Be Happy 1997 and Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet 1999From its twenty eight chapters it seemed to me the readers would find reading them arguably entertaining and informational from his inspirational writing style direct uotes black and white illustrations as well as his step by step narratives on how to literally tackle any novel one s going to read as we can see for instance from the first five chapters 1 So many novels so little time 2 Declarations of independence 3 Every other thing has changed why hasn t the book changed 4 Fiction a four minute history 5 Targeting first find your bookIndeed I found a few chapters a bit tough for example Chapter 27 Book of the film Film of the book I had no choice but kept reading on and on till I finally found some consolation in Chapter 28 After all is said and done what use are they in which the author has encouraged common novel readers by ending his message in the last paragraph as followsNovels can do many things They can instruct enlighten confuse mislead soothe excite indoctrinate misinform educate and waste time Each novel has its own rewards or frustrations And at the highest pitch of achievement novels can indeed be the one bright book of light The trick is finding which among the millions now accessible fits that bill For you that is And that as Virginia Woolf told us is something no one can tell you Or if they do ignore them p 243In brief this A User s Guide notifying its readers as the subtitle has seemingly been adopted there like other recent popular advertising catchwords however I think A Reader s Guide should be eually impactful to those readers or passersby One of the reasons is that the word User signifies something mechanic technology or computer oriented whereas the word Reader aims at those common readers themselves since eventually they would soon learn from reading this Guide to acuire better understanding as well as vision to read or not to read that is the uestion they should find out some solution via their exploration evaluation and appreciation in the world of innumerable novels

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READ & DOWNLOAD Ç How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Flirtation with text and style it is a business Taking his readers on a trip to the bookshop he helps them judge a book by its cover based on design and color wondering aloud what genre might be best even going so far as to analyze one of the latest American bestsellers to further help the buying reader choose the novel that is right for him or her             In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now but were afraid to as. I like John Sutherland s style his wit and his choice of reading While much of this book contained information that was not new to me there were bits of wisdom about reading novels within every chapter that made the book worthwhile Anyone who rates Raymond Chandler above John Steinbeck is okay in my book This is a book for readers who relish the book as well as the reading of the book If you are interested in an overview of the novel and reading along with wry and witty comments on the publishing trade this book is for you

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READ & DOWNLOAD Ç How to Read a Novel A User's Guide Akes them good or bad and how to talk about them At a deeper level this is a book in which one of the most intimate tête à têtes is described one in which a reader meets a novel Will a great love affair begin Will the rendezvous end in disappointment Who can say In order for the relationship to take its appropriate course all the details must be clearly acknowledged and understood for their complexities plot point of view character style pace first and last sentences and even beauty            Still Sutherland knows a true understanding of fiction is than a. I d thought this book to be an exploration of the innards of a novel plot structure etc which it s not But I found it no less enjoyable for being instead an extended love letter to the form with such discourses as the history of the novel the use of genres critical receptions celebrity authors the hidden secrets to be gleaned from the copyright page what to think of film adaptations or book reviews or bestseller lists and a hell of a lot Some of these subjects are just 3 or 4 pages in length some of them come closer to a dozen It s light and breezy and for any bibliophile at least fun and fascinating to boot

  • Hardcover
  • 263
  • How to Read a Novel A User's Guide
  • John Sutherland
  • English
  • 19 September 2020
  • 9780312359881

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    PDF or EBOOK (How to Read a Novel A User's Guide) Â John Sutherland I didn't mean to read this book when I had come across it some months ago somewhere in Bangkok but I changed my mind Later I vaguely recalled his name from an OUP hardcover in its omnibus edition I decided to buy

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    SUMMARY How to Read a Novel A User's Guide PDF or EBOOK (How to Read a Novel A User's Guide) Â John Sutherland John Sutherland Ç 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Like many Goodreads descriptions the one above simply reproduces the glowing jacket copy That needs to be taken with a grain or a block of salt When I told my wife and oldest daughter that I'd bought a remaindered copy of this book for a dollar they were both skeptical; they felt that since I've been reading novels for over 50 years I don't n

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    PDF or EBOOK (How to Read a Novel A User's Guide) Â John Sutherland WOOO I’M DONE WITH IT I am so glad that I’m done with itYou may think I’m being a bit dramatic considering the book’s only 250 pages and I spent two days reading it not even two full days just free minutes within them so it’s not like it took me a long time But it felt like time was dragging when I was reading

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    PDF or EBOOK (How to Read a Novel A User's Guide) Â John Sutherland A breezy turn about the literary manor with choice glimpses of the common muck beyond the walls It's hard not to enjoy a book written by someone so clearly enamoured with books and reading though he is far too caught up in the catty rarified world of letters to properly connect with the average reader ie me

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