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Booker's Seven Basic Plots

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In 'The Seven Basic Plots', Christopher Booker describes in detail a set of common story plots, as well as offering deep understanding of storytelling in general. Here are notes and discussion of his main plots:

Across these, there is also:

Overall, the book is an excellent modern exposition on plots and makes many references to literary classics. Similarity can be seen with other plot taxonomies yet distinct pattern differences are identified. The variety and depth of character is explored and the 700+ pages offer much insight and depth into not just stories but humanity and the complexity of the self.

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Booker, C. (2004). The Seven Basic Plots, London: Continuum Books

 

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