Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 14 -- Swordfighting for Writers, Game Designers and Martial Artists

by Guy Windsor

Started: May 3
Finished: May 18

Notes: Yep, it's another book from swordsman Guy Windsor, but this one should be especially interesting as part of the focus is for writers. I'm looking forward to it.

Mini review: This might be my favorite of Windsor's books, though the title is a little misleading, in my opinion. There are chapters on writers and game designers, but they are a relatively small part of the book. The first half of this book mostly talks about the ethics and philosophy behind swordplay, and this I found quite interesting. The last fourth of the book features some of Windsor's ideas behind training regimens, and this I found quite boring, probably because much of it was material I had read from some of his other writings. Still, like I said, this is probably my favorite of his books, at least of those I've read so far.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like I should pick it up.