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Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays

Essays on literature, pop culture, and more from the cult novelist and critic Tom McCarthy ...

The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses

The New Bloomsday Book (3rd ed.)

A Guide Through Ulysses


Since 1966 readers new to James Joyce have depended upon this essential guide to Ulysses . Harry...

Writing Fiction For Dummies
Wiley (2009)

A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a...

Reacher's Rules: Life Lessons From Jack Reacher
Transworld (2012)

*Please note this is not a novel, but a companion book for Reacher fans* Reacher’s own rules for...

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles
Wiley (2010)

A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been...

Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things: A Routledge Study Guide

On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things (1997) rapidly became an...

The Folklore of Discworld
Transworld (2010)

NOW UPDATED to include material on the Discworld books up to Raising Steam . Most of us grow up...

Gulliver's Travels
OUP Oxford (2005)

Gulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters...

How Fiction Works
Random House (2010)

In the tradition of E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Milan Kundera's The Art of the Novel...

Metafiction: The Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction


The Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction


Metafiction begins by surveying the state of contemporary fiction in Britain and America and...