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Max Pynchon

Mission Hills, CA USA
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The Successful Novelist audiobook cover art

A Great Companion For A Writer

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-22-17

I've written and had published 10 books, most of them biographical novels. I am also a huge fan of David Morrell's writing. I never realized what a wonderful, generous teacher he is. This book is like a sympathetic mentor, a writing partner, getting one over the hump of starting, finishing, and selling your novel.

From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author audiobook cover art

Great series of lectures by the brilliant Louis Markos

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Reviewed: 03-27-16

Louis Markos is an amazing lecturer and Professor and this expansive course brought me back to the place I love -- studying literature. But it is Prof Markos that made it work for me. I'm going to get his other course. INSPIRING!

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This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording audiobook cover art

How To Graduate College And Not Be The Center Of The Universe

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-07-15

Great speech on getting out of yourself and not listening to the committee in your head. DFW's writing is funny and insightful and it is sad that he no longer walks among us.

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Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue audiobook cover art

ENGLISH, THE MOST FLEXIBLE LANGUAGE AROUND

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Reviewed: 08-28-15

Where does Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorite audio books.

What did you like best about this story?

McWhorter is a fun guy and a terrific lecturer and his reading of his book was completely entertaining.

Have you listened to any of John McWhorter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Um -- a movie about the history of English? I think not.

Any additional comments?

I'm an English wonk and a writer myself and McWhorter's book on the history and genesis of the language was fascinating and enlightening.

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