This is the braille version of the timeless reference book. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, this "excellent book, which should go off to college with every freshman, is recognized as the best book of its kind we have." It should be the ". . . ...
daily companion of anyone who writes for a living and, for that matter, anyone who writes at all" (Greensboro Daily New). "No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume" (The Boston Globe). Two volumes in braille.
The part of the book worth most should be the rules, which mostly, I think, are the practical methods of concise composition. This is a good start or reference but not necessary to follow strictly. For instance, the author persuaded readers to use
..." active voice which is more vigorous, but he did not mentioned which cases are necessary to use passive voice (maybe he think this is common sense).Continua...Nascondi
To read my review in my Spanish blog, click the following link: http://lunairereadings.blogspot.com/2012/03/elements-of-style-william-strunk-e-b.htmlThis book is a little jewel. It is so famous and has been talked about for too long, that I feel
..." feel like anything I say will be foolish, so I will only say this: it is true. This book is a masterpiece and it is surprising how a little text manual would become such a treasure. I felt privileged to read it and to keep it in my shelf.Continua...Nascondi
I know giving this classic's classic mere four stars is almost blasphemy, but I do have reservations about its timeliness. Much of it was written more than half a century ago, and even this updated edition dates back to 1979. It is probably no
..." longer the most informative or insightful book on writing style. However, I still enjoy reading it - not for its usefulness, but for the author's delightful prose.Continua...Nascondi