Wonderworks has a unique concept. Let’s look across time and place to find twenty-five literary tools that most impact writing today. Then, show how they began to be used and how they continue to be used today in both books and film. Finally, how you can use the technique in your own writing or even to solve your personal problems. Some of the tools power modern romance and thriller books. Others may be in any genre of book. Some examples are joy, wonder and satire.
It took me a couple of chapters to understand what the author was really “selling”. At first, I thought Wonderworks was literary critique or a lesson in how to critique. But eventually I realized that this book is an invaluable tool for both emerging and established authors. Who can’t stand to learn some new tools, after all? I highly recommend this book. It is chockful of interesting facts. I’m sure I will be rereading it soon. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.