I have kind of a love-hate relationship with this book. I think it's a good book with an excellent plan for writing a story. I buy into the concept; it's logical, solid, and documented. I'll be using the method in my writing from this point forward and going back to the book as a resource. When Mr. Brooks sticks to explaining the process, it's enlightening. Unfortunately, it seems half the book is metaphors, analogies, and the author trying to convince the reader his method is legitimate. I repeated to myself "I bought the book, I'm reading it--you can stop trying to convince me now." Seriously. A lot of redundancy and it's easily twice as long as it needs to be, but still, a fantastic blueprint and excellent when it's used as a teaching tool and not a piece of propaganda for the movement.