Daniel Griffin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (1 of 1)
Location: Exeter, UK
Birthday: 9 July


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Story Engineering: Character Development, Story Co&hellip by Larry Brooks
Don't think you need a formula? Buy this book - it will prove you wrong. Brooks' dissection of the writing craft is brilliant as he demonstrates how successful novels and screenplays adhere to simple story structure rules and how to develop your story in a natural way to fit this schematic.

Brooks' writing can be a bit too 'flowery' as he explains too often the virtues of the method when really he should have got on and written the method! Because of this I found myself skipping pages at a time to get to the models at the heart of this book.

In conclusion: Fantastic book (made better by the fact my current novel already adheres to the blueprint!), but prepare yourself… Read more
South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Som&hellip by Robert Arp
5 stars purely because it reminded me of some of the best moments of South Park throughout the years. But im sure most people are more interested in the philosophy - which it handles well and matches perfectly to the stories it chooses from the series.

Recommendation: Read if you have a passing interest in philosophy and a deep love of South Park.
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC/Mac DVD) by Blizzard
Just buy it... (but buy WIngs of Liberty first if you haven't already!)

Continues the Starcraft story, great multiplayer, interesting new game mechanics in single player campaigns (permanent evolution of your swarm, temporary upgrades, etc.), good but overly competitive community.

Would recommend to anyone who likes strategy games - also proven to increase your IQ through playing!