Friday, August 22, 2008

On Writing

On WritingOn Writing by Stephen King

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stephen King is an amazing writer which made it a real treat to crawl inside his head. The biography parts of the book where interesting and added real value to King's writing advice. This book is must read - whether you're a fan or an aspiring writer.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The New Well Tempered Sentence

The New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the DoomedThe New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Summary: For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of the rules of punctuation, additional whimsical graphics, and further character development and drama -- all the while redeeming punctuation from the perils of boredom. For anyone who has despaired of opening a punctuation handbook (but whose sentences despair without one), THE NEW WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE will teach you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. And as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a bizarre and beguiling comedy of manners. Long-time fans will delight in the further intrigues of cover girl Loona, the duke and duchess, and the mysterious Rosie and Nimrod. The New Well-Tempered Sentence is sure to entertain while teaching you everything you want to know about punctuation. Never before has punctuation been so much fun!

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The Deluxe Transitive Vampire