Punctuation can often be a source of discord among writers, editors, teachers, students, and just about anybody else. It’s important to learn, but difficult to teach. It’s often overlooked, and generally perceived as boring. So why would you want to read a book about punctuation? Because this one’s funny.
Lynne Truss has written a very readable guide for punctuation. Her style is laid back yet informational, and while it’s not exactly a page-turner, it does keep you interested enough to want to keep going. Of course, I will freely admit that I’m a bit of a nerd and that this type of book is actually right up my alley. However, it’s really very accessible and highly recommended.
- Easy to read.
- You actually learn quite a bit, some of it even sticks!
- It could use an index to make it easier to find information again without having to skim the entire chapter.
Have you read it? What did you think of it?