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Unusual style, but a gripping and intriguing read containing good advice
on 3 March 2007
This book is written in admittedly a quite different style from Mark Forster's others, and I can see why some reviewers disliked this, but I personally very much enjoyed it.
I read it in a single sitting, fascinated both by the advice contained within in and by the insight into Mark's own life -- I really like the fact he was willing to experiment on himself with his techniques, and it was an interesting look into the writing process, also.
I have to admit that I was initially rather sceptical about the self-dialoguing ideas, but I did give it a go the day before one of my University finals (an exam I had prepared hard for but was anxious about) and was surprised how much it helped me to relax and be confident that I'd done enough revision and preparation.
My one niggle might be that there is rather less concrete excellent advice in this book, compared to Mark's others, due to the style -- however, I think it's very much worth the price and the time spent reading.