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Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
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Jun 10, 2009

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This book is fun, but slight. It's not as clever or fun as other books on language -- William Safire's "On Language" springs immediately to mind -- nor as useful as "clever" books of grammar, such as The Transitive Vampire. The worst thing is that Truss herself is not really that much of a stickler, except regarding apostrophes and, to a lesser degree, commas. But she plays fast and loose with the semicolon, and is more fond of the dash than any serious writer should be.

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