Monday, April 17, 2017

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and ArtFree Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The book's prologue opened with a Japanese folk tale that I absolutely loved. I eagerly dived into this book... only to be bored and disappointed. Yes, there are occasional good ideas, and some very good passages, but they are too few and fleeting. As I continued to plod along, I kept thinking that this would have been a good essay, or maybe more than an essay, but definitely something shorter than a book. Unfortunately, the necessity of creating a "book" and trying to fill two hundred pages meant elongating it until the author becomes repetitive.

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