Francine Prose's love of language and literature is apparent throughout the book and made this book very enjoyable. My favorite chapters were the last two chapters which highlight the ways several wonderful authors have broken the rules that are often foisted upon writers in workshops. I'd recommend this book just for the wonderful bibliography at the end. Prose's recommendations have significantly increased my TBR pile. As a book on craft, it's not particularly groundbreaking but I do love Prose's approach to teaching writing. The best way to learn how to write is to read. It's amazing how many people I've met who want to be writers who don't read. Or who don't know how to read for closely for craft. This book is a really nice crash course.