Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative

If you have ever tried to fit a story plot into a “dramatic arc” (According to the 19th century German novelist Gustav Freytag: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement) but failed, then you need to read Jane Alison’s book Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative. Alison’s book releases pressure from the traditional […]


Book Review: A Key to Treehouse Living

ExpectationsFriendshipsIndividualityMistakesResponsibilityStress This is a coming of age index. COMING OF AGE It seems like the literary scene is full of coming of age novels with plucky protagonists facing my terrifying coming of age index. While the the characters in said novels are more diverse than ever, the stories themselves consistently revolve around my handy coming […]