“Me, to a T. ”Sam S wrote this review Monday, July 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a delightful book. This book about punctuation not only reminds one about the rules of punctuation but does so with great humor that at times had me laughing out loud. With her British sense of humor, the author writes about a subject that could be quite boring, but she makes it into a very enjoyable book. Many examples were provided in the book where a difference in punctuation gives a completely different meaning. I was interested to learn that the are differences in the way the British and Americans use punctuation. One little tidbit I learned from the book was that Starburust used to be called Opal Fruits.”Teresa H wrote this review Sunday, July 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fun approach to punctuation. If you aren't sure when to use a comma or want to make sure no kittens die (http://www.welltrainedmind.com/forums/member.php?u=1322) in your improper use of the apostrophe then this is a book to check.
The first chapter to this book drags a bit, but after that the book is a fun and easy way to learn about proper punctuation. ”
“I wish school books taught everything about the English language this way...
but to be honest, I didn't have the will to finish it. I stopped after the 'comma issue'.”
“Laughed out loud!”Wendy Hower wrote this review Sunday, June 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fabulous! One of my all-time favorite books, and not just because I'm a writer and it provides some great punctuation tips. Truss is hilarious, and makes punctuation fun. Now who else can do that?”Daleen Berry wrote this review Sunday, June 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting, but boring read.”David K wrote this review Thursday, May 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Doesn't get better than this. Not only informs, but you laugh till you hurt.”Stone People Publishing wrote this review Thursday, April 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Feeds my inner pedant. I am a grammar and punctutation snob, and this book is everything I've ever wanted to say only said better and with more humor. ”Donna A wrote this review Saturday, March 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So I grew up in a home where Mom had a Master's degree in English but hated to teach. Where did all that knowledge go? She funneled it into the brains of her children regularly. In that home, E. B. White's "Elements of Style" was the stylebook/punctuation guide/Bible for all things written. With such a reverence for that slim volume, why did I raises my own child on "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss?
Because times have changed and Ms. Truss' understanding of that simple truth informs her own slim volume. My guess is that Mr. White himself would have chosen her streamlined advice for a new generation of writers. It's that good. Get two and give one away.”