“This is a great punctuation refresher course for those who need it, and it's a fantasticly fun book for punctuation fans who want to know they are not alone! Handy feature I refer to most often: the differences between UK and US usage; I need to use both in my work and find it easy to get them confused. A quick look in the book solves that!”Karen Tkaczyk wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a delightful read for me. Of course, like the author, I am always aware of others' punctuation, but I hadn't known any of the history of it, so actually learned something, as well.”Karin wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A wonderful read. Confess great relief that most of my rules of thumb for punctuation were validated (though clearly not all): this was a brilliant tool to understand the 'proper' (i.e., the way Lynne believes) rules guiding commas, etc.
Better yet, the presentation is delightful and the discussion around the merits and prospects for punctuation was well thought out and inteliigently served up for pondering the prospects...
[was my punctuation appropriate, Lynne?]”
“You would think that a book about punctuation and grammar would be dull and dry. 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' is surprisingly humorous, full of very interesting history regarding the written word, and fun to read. I wish this book was compulsory for high school students to read because it helps readers to understand the importance, relevance, and logic behind good writing. Wonderful book! ”Sandy Olson wrote this review Sunday, October 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such a great book for teaching punctuation to any gradelevel.”Tara Curran wrote this review Sunday, September 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've had this book on my real shelf for years. Now that I finally opened it up, I find it to be a quick, easy read with a British style of humor. Maybe I'm a little British myself, because I definitely relate to the peeves of improper punctuation. This book would appeal to students who really aspire to be writers and would like to explore a tongue in cheek style.”Tim Relyea wrote this review Saturday, August 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book was good, but not one of my favorit. I've read better books on writing.”James Darren Davis wrote this review Tuesday, August 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A witty and insightful book about punctuation, this is a 'must read' for anyone who laments the decline of something previous generations used to pride themselves on. I wonder how different social media conversations would be if this was required reading before setting up a fb or twitter account.”Caroline Cameron wrote this review Sunday, July 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Former editor Lynne Truss describes proper puncutation as an endangered species. This book is not meant to be a grammar book, but rather to vent about her commitment to explaining the importance of proper puncutation. The book is humorous, using funny examples of misunderstandings due to the lack of or incorrect usage of punctuation, as seen in the title. There are other books that stem from this , book to help teach punctuation to the elementary grades, but I think all grades would enjoy them.
Subject: English grammar
Genre: Non fiction
Teaching Resource: http://www.savethecomma.com/
““Thurber was asked by a correspondent: "Why did you have a comma in the sentence, 'After dinner, the men went into the living-room'?" And his answer was probably one of the loveliest things ever said about punctuation. "This particular comma," Thurber explained, "was Ross's way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up.” ”Alex Korchinski wrote this review Wednesday, July 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No