Magic Hours

Essays on Creators and Creation

Bissell, Tom

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Magic Hours
From the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the film documentaries of Werner Herzog, the author of Extra Lives explores the creative process in a series of essays.
Publisher: San Francisco :, Believer Books,, [2012], ©2012
ISBN: 1936365766
Branch Call Number: 153.35 Bi
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 03, 2012
  • Urbano rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Disappointing. While claiming to be a book that "explores the highs and lows of the creative process", these essays are more about the author doling out endless heaps of unsubstantiated praise to those he thinks are cool and dumping lots of snark on those he dislikes. Quite a tedious read.

Jun 13, 2012
  • ranXerox rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

First rate essays on creators from different media. From writing to film, to video game voice acting, Bissell covers them all.


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