From fellow curator Gregg Morris, Story and Narrative:
I don't get it.
I just hopped over to this page to see about buying the Kindle version. I bought an epub version from Google a few months back and the sheer uselessness of Apple's iBook reader (another story) has led me to getting a Kindle version.
I had some time so I thought I'd peruse the page before checking out. When I got down to the reviews section I had my I don't get it moment.
Two, count 'em, two reviews. WTF? This is without doubt the best reference on story anywhere. Nothing else is even close. Don't misunderstand, there are some truly wonderful books on story, narrative, storytelling, etc. but this one distills all of the scientific studies of note on story and why it's so important to our species in one easy to follow and understand book.
It's got one of the best definitions of story I've read. And I've read and heard several hundred.
With all of the talk and buzz surrounding story at the moment how can the one book that should be required reading on the subject have only two reviews?
Maybe I should go ahead and post one huh?
I was thinking just the other day of doing a review of Kendall Haven's book STORY PROOF Gregg and so glad you beat me to the punch! It IS the best reference on story anywhere!!! Thanks for doing this Gregg.
Via Gregg Morris