Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether newcomers or accomplished professionals. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions, how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place."
"Excellent advice and examples for better writing."
The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape. Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.
"Very Good AudioBook"
Ben Riller is the most successful producer on Broadway, but his newest production is in danger of closing before it opens. In his stressed-out condition, Ben is hearing the voice of his long-dead father, and they're having a running argument about life, love, and other people's money.
Susan Whitcomb, a sharp young New York trial lawyer, has learned her craft from the best: her brilliant Columbia law professor, Farlan Adams, who has developed an infatuation for his protégé. Now, she will need every shred of the rigorous mental training he has given her when, without warning, she is catapulted into the vicious world of international terrorism.
This is the story of three very different men in love with the same woman. It is also the story of that woman, Francine Widmer.
"A very entertaining and interesting book"