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Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
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Oct 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, nonfiction-and-memoirs, women-authors
Read from January 14 to 25, 2011

A clever, no-fuss approach to the complexity of punctuation. Truss seamlessly weaves the history of punctuation with witty modern anecdotes to show how necessary it is. She argues beautifully for a strict adherence to the rules, even while showing that punctuation differs in different countries, and that there is often no specific way to punctuate something, hence its difficulty. Well-written, well-researched, and great at bringing to light those things that even we serious writers take for granted.

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