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Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats Shoots and Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author: Lynne Truss
We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Truss dares to say, in her delightfully u...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781592400874
ISBN-10: 1592400876
Publication Date: 4/12/2004
Pages: 209
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 273 ratings
Publisher: Gotham
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Yes, that's right, 5 Stars for a book about proper punctuation. I fully expected to get through this book only for my 2008 Challenges. In my mind's eye I saw myself reading a page or two and then falling sound asleep from boredom. I could not have been more wrong.

Not only does Lynne Truss make punctuation interesting, she makes it funny. She knows just were little punctuation puns fit. Who knew there were 17 proper uses for the apostrophe?! There was, at onetime, a movement to have a special mark to indicate a rhetorical question. As is stated on the front flap, "Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now "txt msgs", we have made proper punctuation an endangered species." (not to mention proper spelling)

I've given this book 5 Stars not only because I enjoyed it, but because I think all of us who have been out of the classroom for 10 years or more could use a refresher.
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Helpful Score: 7
I enjoyed reading this book! It definitely made me laugh, since I'm kind of retentive about grammar. I got a little bogged down in the middle, though. Even with her good humor it's hard to keep on reading about punctuation!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is not the spoken word version of the printed book. It is instead from the essays that were written for the BBC radio series by Lynne Truss that led to her writing the book Eats Shoots & Leaves. It is a single audio CD and is very entertaining.
reviewed Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This gave a fun, quirky way to remember punctuation.
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Helpful Score: 4
A book for those of us who are sticklers for grammar, spelling and punctuation. The book is okay, but it got a little boring.
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reviewed Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation on + 68 more book reviews
Wonderful book! Very funny and point on!
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This book is very entertaining while discussing punctuation and grammar concepts we may be unaware of or simply confused about. The writer does an excellent job of leading us through each humor-filled chapter. A great review for writers everywhere and a must read for anyone who does more than text a message or two throughout the day!
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Does seeing the words "Egg's for Sale" drive you to distraction? How about "Lands' End"? You'll love this book if you are a member of the so-called society of "Punctuation Vigilantes".

Ever have the urge to take a permanent marker and correct a grocery store ad? Me, too!
If so, this book is for your knowledge (and entertainment!) Oops, I used one of those dreaded exclamation marks/points, didn't I? Wait'll you find the OTHER name for them!


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