The best non-fiction I’ve read this year: ‘Dialogue’ by Robert McKee

Ah, this was much harder to decide. But here’s my top NON-FICTION read of the year. (Though I’m not enamoured with your cover, Mr McKee.) I’ve also read McKee’s popular ‘Story’, but I found this one better. It’s less pretentious. More actionable. And thoroughly entertaining. It seems I love learning from non-fiction books with aContinue reading “The best non-fiction I’ve read this year: ‘Dialogue’ by Robert McKee”

The best fiction I’ve read this year: ‘The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue’ by V E Schwab

⭐ The best FICTION I read in 2022 … ⭐ The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue Stunning piece of writing. Gripping plot. Wide-ranging. Spans centuries and geography. I want to tell you my favourite line, but it’s kind of a spoiler, so I won’t. There are fantasy elements for the sake of the story, notContinue reading “The best fiction I’ve read this year: ‘The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue’ by V E Schwab”

The best way to learn is through stories. A review of The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark

The best way to learn is through stories. The Glamour of Grammar is not a textbook. It’s a story of language from one who loves its bones. You will remember so much more about language because the lessons here are attached to tidbits, anecdotes and analogies. I wholeheartedly recommend the audiobook. Clark narrates his ownContinue reading “The best way to learn is through stories. A review of The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark”

Five brief thoughts on Klara and the Sun. Excellent speculative fiction.

Five brief thoughts on Klara and the Sun. 1️⃣ It’s an excellent read. My other four points will explain why. 2️⃣ The point of view: first person; Klara – the Artificial Friend. It’s matter-of-fact and, as such, feels more tragic. No, not tragic. That’s not quite right. Sparse, perhaps. So we are the ones doingContinue reading “Five brief thoughts on Klara and the Sun. Excellent speculative fiction.”