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User Review  - Cheryl.Russell - www.librarything.com

"The Seven Basic Plots Why We Tell Stories" by Christopher Booker is, at over 700 pages, overwhelming at times. Overall, I see it more as a textbook. It goes into great detail about what he considers ... Read full review

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User Review  - texascheeseman - LibraryThing

The Seven Basic Plots Author: Christopher Booker Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Published In: New York City, NY / London, UK Read full review

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User Review  - JMJ_Williamson - LibraryThing

This is quite an academic tombstone of a book to read. I enjoyed it, but it will not be everyone's choice. If you're looking for a practical guide on story structure this is not it. There are lots of ... Read full review

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User Review  - JessicaRydill - LibraryThing

A fascinating but infuriating book which requires one to accept the premise that Jungian archetypes form the only satisfying basis for a narrative. This premise is explored through the means of ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarymom - Christianbook.com

This book is being sold on Christian Book? I would agree that there are a limited number of plot lines, I would very strongly disagree that "evolution has given us the need to tell stories". Read full review

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This is a 21st Century version of the book Mr Casaubon died before writing: the product of vast erudition, but, in sum, a long-winded, repetitious roman a clef, which didn't convince me as much as it obviously convinced the author. I think he fears that may be the case: the reader is constantly being dug in the ribs and reminded of what 'we' have just been discussing and what 'we' are going to learn about next. But there are many impressive insights to be found in the mountain of verbiage, and the reader who gets to the end will know more than when they started. 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Read the prologue, and the reviews, and decided it's not for me, sorry. Especially as one reviewer said, 'repetitive' and 'unfalsifiable.' Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Read the prologue, and the reviews, and decided it's not for me, sorry. Especially as one reviewer said, 'repetitive' and 'unfalsifiable.' Read full review

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User Review  - beabatllori - LibraryThing

OMFSM THIS BOOK EXISTS Read full review

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User Review  - AlCracka - LibraryThing

Uh...okay? Check some reviews on this, and also wait until Janice George finishes and see what she thinks. Read full review


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