Russell Atkinson's Reviews > Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
Russell Atkinson's review
Aug 09, 2019
The author muses at the beginning that an analysis of wit or any form of humor may kill the pleasure of it. Unfortunately, that's exactly what he has done in this book. I had hoped it would contain many amusing examples of wittiness, but there are very few. Instead there are lots of quotes and opinions about what wit is or should be. That and a series of bizarre typographic choices like new typefaces and font size for every chapter, changing from one to two columns and back again, italics, colored background, etc. made this book somewhat irritating to read. It was a disappointment to me although there were a few interesting moments. I can barely squeeze out a 3 for this one.
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August 9, 2019 – Shelved
August 9, 2019 – Finished Reading