Daily Archives: November 1, 2010

** The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark

More grammar than grammar (although the author points out that both words have the same etymology!), The Glamour of Grammar is organized in short chapters, each focused on a specific topic, some hilarious (“Adopt a letter of the alphabet”, others sedate and perhaps boring (“Avoid case mistakes.”) Reading it in one go can get boring, and I found the short summaries at the end of each chapter unnecessary and schoolmarmish  — but I enjoyed the wildly varied and often humorous quotes, as well as the funny chapter comparing Tweeter to telegrams.

And you’re not dreaming: I will now assign stars to the books I review, by popular demand. 1 is terrible and 4 wonderful. Feedback welcome!

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