A fabulously witty book that still manages to be educational. “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” is a must-read for those whose school days are a dim memory. Do ellipses leave you puzzled? How about dashes and brackets? If so, have no fear. Lynne Truss will set your punctuation quandaries straight with punctilious humor.
Those of who are ‘sticklers’ can hold our heads high; we now have a champion who’s not afraid to crack the whip on errant apostrophes and misplaced commas. Ms. Truss’ descriptive prose and laugh (or groan) out loud examples make this a laudable contender for “least boring book on punctuation” ever published.
If you fume when you come across blatant errors in the books you read; if you’ve ever deleted an email because the sender didn’t know the difference between they’re/there/their; if you’ve actually offered to correct a restaurant’s menu (is that just me?) – then you shouldn’t miss adding this book to your library – or maybe leaving it casually on your desk for your illiterate boss to see?