the shape of stories

Kurt Vonnegut Explains All Stories

**FILE**Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is shown in New York City in 1979. Kurt Vonnegut's wife says the satirical novelist of works such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle" has died Wednesday Aprill 11, 2007 at age 84. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal-File)

This weekend I’m heading for Leeds to teach a class about telling scary short stories at SlungLow’s Fun Palace. After I’d written what I was going to say, this came to my attention via a guy called Ian Mason, who suggested that Christopher Booker’s ‘The Seven Basic Plots’ was a rip-off of this clip (not […]