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Old 07-27-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Ever feel like you can’t keep up with your reading list?

I have a dozen novels I’ve picked up and want to sift through - they are all potential movies or tv series.

However it would take months to do so.

And I am generally much more interested in premise, plot and character than I am in writing style or prose.

So what to do?

I’d get a novel coverage service involved but the prices are astronomical. $1 per page which means... $350 for an average novel.

Hire an intern? Outsource to China?
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:39 PM   #2
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Ever feel like you canít keep up with your reading list?

I have a dozen novels Iíve picked up and want to sift through - they are all potential movies or tv series.

However it would take months to do so.

And I am generally much more interested in premise, plot and character than I am in writing style or prose.

So what to do?

Iíd get a novel coverage service involved but the prices are astronomical. $1 per page which means... $350 for an average novel.

Hire an intern? Outsource to China?
If this is for your own personal edification (as opposed to an assignment):
Have you tried skimming the reviews of the books you're interested in at Amazon? Or at Goodreads? This might give you enough information to choose the book you actually want to read fully. Usually the plot is laid out by the best reviewers, and the characters are discussed at some length.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:51 PM   #3
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Hey Coop-
It's for my spec writing.
Goodreads and Amazon sometimes have reviews with a little more plot-related info. But for the most part people don't want to spoil that stuff so they hold back.


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If this is for your own personal edification (as opposed to an assignment):
Have you tried skimming the reviews of the books you're interested in at Amazon? Or at Goodreads? This might give you enough information to choose the book you actually want to read fully. Usually the plot is laid out by the best reviewers, and the characters are discussed at some length.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:12 PM   #4
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This probably won't help -- there is a site designed to help high school and college students "read" books quickly, like an online Cliff notes. Too bad it's just for really big books. Because they do full summaries.

https://www.shmoop.com/bestsellers/
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:26 AM   #5
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I have a dozen novels Iíve picked up and want to sift through - they are all potential movies or tv series.
I don't understand... Are you considering specing books that you don't have the rights to? If so, why?
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