Words. Language. Story structure.
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It’s awesome! I’ve read a bunch on the topic, this is one of the best, and I’m only 1/4 through! (@billy_brophy)
“Narratology” is not a simple how-to-tell-stories kind of book. Because — despite what some people tell you — there is no simple way to tell a story. You need proper building blocks — words, metaphors, archetypes, story structures… And this book walks you through all of those building blocks. It will not give you a simple recipe. It will provide you with the broadest possible view of these blocks.
It looks thin. Kind of looks like a brochure with thick pages. But after you’ve read the first couple of sentences you know you hit upon an exceptional book. This book brims with knowledge. I think I will come back to it many times. First reading is but a brushing the surface. (Patryk Wójcik)
Narratology first appeared in Polish, published by a renowned National Academic Publishing. It became an instant best seller. Even today, a year from its premiere, it still is in publisher’s Top 10 best sellers list. So if the English-speaking authors shaped your view of storytelling, give yourself an edge and see the broader picture.