Non Fiction

The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr

I have always been fascinated with narration and stories. The holding of a person’s attention and them actually enjoying the experience of being the audience is something that is vital to storytelling and I thought this might be related to those things and therefore requested it when I noticed it.

This book focuses primarily on the neurological and psychological aspects of building a story.It deals with examples from a lot of books, which for the most part were very interesting but I did not know a lot of the books the author uses which did not help in the actual reading experience. It did give me a whole new picture to focus on and a very different angle to think of how we view the world. The first instance was basically to show that our daily experiences in our lives is also a constantly running narrative by our senses to our brain. This one thing had me thrilled enough to proceed with the rest of the book.

I am not a writer in any form and I requested this solely out of curiosity. I am not sure if someone who reads this with a purpose in mind would be able to derive what they want from it specifically, but it is a fascinating read.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers and I am glad I got a chance to read it but all opinions in this review are all my own.

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