Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Talk To The Hand

Book Review

Title: Talk To The Hand
Author: Lynn Truss

I recommend Lynn Truss's book "Talk To The Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door". Truss is a good writer with a smooth, concise style, which is well punctuated, of course. She is not only humorous and sometimes guffaw provoking but also perceptive. I wish I could emulate her writing style, for it is excellent.

One word of caution: since Truss deals with the subject of rudeness, of necessity she has to cover the topic of foul language and its prevalence in society. She does manage, delicately, to handle the subject without letting things get too coarse. But I should point out that she does use minced versions of some bad words.