Author: Ben Blatt

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#Futuristic Friday Review: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve

March 14, 2017 Uncategorized 9

#Futuristic Friday Review: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is MauveTitle: Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
Author: Ben Blatt
Links: Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Summary: This book was wonderfully entertaining with lots of great fun facts, but a little bit light on the statistics.

As book bloggers or avid reads, I suspect most of you reading this post have thought at least a little bit about what qualities make a book one of your favorites. In this book, the author tries to answer that and other intriguing bookish questions objectively using statistics. Questions he addresses include: “What are our favorite authors’ favorite words? Do men and women write differently? Are bestsellers getting dumber over time? Which bestselling writer uses the most clichés? What makes a great opening sentence? How can we judge a book by its cover? And which writerly advice is worth following or ignoring?” (source) Read more »

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