Eats Shoots & Leaves the zero tolerance approach to punctutation 2006 Gotham Trade paperback by Lynne Truss

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8 Critic Reviews

To read Lynne Truss's tiny, bubbly book in defence of punctuation pedantry is to witness an obsession pushed to extremes...Her case suffers from constant overstatement...Truss's own consistent style of overheated whimsy...becomes oppressive.
-Guardian

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About Lynne Truss

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LYNNE TRUSS is the author of the New York Times bestseller Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, and The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels . Eats, Shoots & Leaves, for which she won Britain’s Book of the Year Award, has sold over three million copies worldwide. Truss is a regular host on BBC Radio 4, a Times (London) columnist, and the author of numerous radio comedy dramas.
 
Published July 13, 1905 by Gotham Books.
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Eats Shoots & Leaves the zero tolerance approach to punctutation 2006 Gotham Trade paperback
All: 8 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 2

Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by David Marsh on Dec 09 2011

Eats, shoots and leaves you confused.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Stephen Poole on Jan 01 2008

To read Lynne Truss's tiny, bubbly book in defence of punctuation pedantry is to witness an obsession pushed to extremes...Her case suffers from constant overstatement...Truss's own consistent style of overheated whimsy...becomes oppressive.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Nigel Williams on Jan 01 2008

There are plenty of laughs in this book...but this is more than a witty, elegant and passionate book...Punctuation invites you to give careful consideration to meaning. And people who ignore it...are generally full of s***.

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The Bookbag

Good
Reviewed by Jill Murphy on Jan 01 2008

Commas are important. One comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely. Lynne Truss knows it and thanks to Lynne Truss, over three million more of us know it.

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About.com

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Reviewed by Mark Flanagan on Jan 01 2008

Truss further proves adept, with her lively and humorous writing, at breathing life into a subject you might expect to find as interesting as the sole of my shoe.

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BellaOnline

Good
Reviewed by Lisa Binion on Jan 01 2008

An indispensable guide to correct punctuation.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Good
Reviewed by Lizzy Hernandez on Feb 20 2011

Amidst reading the jokes, sarcasm and writing tips, something miraculous begins to occur. You're actually learning things.

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Helium

Good
Reviewed by Rena Sherwood on Nov 07 2008

What is the main quality of a brilliant book? One which can take a boring subject and transform it into a laugh-out-loud page turner.

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