Wednesday, May 05, 2004

SORRY, but I have to nominate this as my favorite Amazon.com reader review so far of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves."
P T Barnum strikes again, May 3, 2004
Reviewer: Hamp from New York, NY
How easy it seems to be to fool people, with a book heavily hyped, about British punctuation and filled with errors and inconsistencies. Sort of amusing, but not very, and very, very wrong too much of the time. Kudos to the PR machine that created this - I only wish it had a sound basis in fact. Look to style guides, to Bill Walsh (The Elephants of Style), to Barbara Wallraff (Your Own Words), to the older Fowlers, to the AP Style Guide, the New York Times Style Guide. Save your money on this one - or give it to your favorite charity.

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