- Author Lynne Truss
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read this book, it’s great. A passionate plea for the survival of punctuation whilst at the same time embracing the fact that language and prose is constantly changing and we’re better off not being elitist about it all.
It’s good to brush up on what the rules are for each of the various punctuation marks, and I’m not too proud to admit that I overuse the dash and don’t know enough about the semi-colon. It’s fascinating to find out how some of these conventions came about which help solidify the message that whilst punctuation usage is always evolving, there’s a good reason for some of it to remain.
Highly recommended for people who are keen on punctuation, and using it correctly, as it’s a great balance between pedantry and acceptance.