Books I like

Books I like.

All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman – Original, witty, fun and touching, Andrew Kaufman’s novel – All My Friends are Superheroes – is the perfect length for a weekend get-away.

One Good Turn – A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw by Witold Rybczynski – Brilliant. Clear. Always interesting. This one should be in your hands today. Then give it to a relative who needs to broaden their historical perspective.

The Meaning of Everything – The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester – Celebrates the obsession that drove generations of men and women to create the OED. A great book about an amazing achievement.

How to Read a Novel by John Sutherland – A good book for readers. An excellent book for writers. Sutherland has spent a life devoted to understanding writing and reading and he shares that experience in a way that engages the imagination. I especially enjoyed his peek inside the world of literary criticism.

Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus – An excellent sourcebook for actors and directors (as well as writers!) The authors make it easy to find a nuanced action for each piece of dialogue of any play. Well done!

Top notch material. I’ve used this sourcebook repeatedly. Highly recommended for originality. Well written. The inter-woven ideas are gold for anyone interested in story-driven games.
Terrifically insightful. The depth of each essay and the clarity of the writing is consistently outstanding.