"The Odd Couple", "You Can't Take it With You" | A Boöring Book Club Review

"The Odd Couple", "You Can't Take it With You" | A Boöring Book Club Review

“The Odd Couple” & “You Can’t Take it With You”

As discussed in this YouTube video - we will rank and review two comedy screenplays this week and leave three writer’s tips we learned at the bottom.

First, we rank the book based on three factors:

  1. Enjoyability

  2. Applicability

  3. Literary Value

Score:

Enjoyability (5*)

I’m not sure what is more enjoyable for a reader or writer than a classic comedy!

These screen plays are both less than 100 pages and never fail to find a funny way to look at life.

Whether it’s serious concepts like suicide, divorce or tax evasion, both writers use a combination of wit and humor to prance around their story.

These two books are a nice sunny Sunday stoop read.

Applicability (2*)

More so than anything, the true applicability comes from the use of dialogue to develop characters. Unless you are writing a story or screenplay, you may not find much utility here.

Literary Value (1*)

An unlikely value from these screenplays stems from the use of “older” language. From the structure of family affairs to perspectives on divorce, we enter a parallel yet similar world from this one we exist.

Three Lessons for the Writer:

  1. Exist in Your Universe

  2. People Ain’t Poifect

  3. Chekhov’s Law

*for a detailed explanation, check out my video here

Thank you for reading!

Louis J. DiPaolo Jr.

*amazon link #1

*amazon link #2

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