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Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Rurigokou - Goodreads

Not to be read straight through. Only use as reference book. Even as one I'm not sure if it holds up. Has some advice that every writer and English speaking person should be aware of. Be concise. Omit ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Ruri Gokou - Goodreads

Not to be read straight through. Only use as reference book. Even as one I'm not sure if it holds up. Has some advice that every writer and English speaking person should be aware of. Be concise. Omit ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Alex Obrigewitsch - Goodreads

Useful, but definitely not the word of God on writing. Writing is the ever shifting flux of growth, its rules meant to be stretched to the limits and broken, but only by those that have first mastered ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style Illustrated

User Review  - Andd Becker - Goodreads

White's guide to Strunk's wisdom tells the writer to omit needless words. The 2005 edition should have omitted 57 pages of needless illustrations. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This book has a lot of useful information, but the majority of the time I spent reading it I wanted to throw it across the room. It is pretentious and very controversial. I actually laughed out loud a ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Juliem - Goodreads

English is forever changing and evolving with the culture - as it has and will always continue to do so. This book is a relic. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

I picked this book up because it seems to be the go-to guide for writing well. I enjoy writing as a hobby and thought it might help me write better. With that being said, I found this book horribly ... Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

Don't tell me how to write! But they are correct when they say you have to know the rules to break them. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

If I could ban one book from syllabuses everywhere, it would be this one. Read full review

Review: The Elements of Style

User Review  - Marc R - Goodreads

This book is packed with useless prescriptive fussiness. Ignore it. Strunk's maxims are antiquated. They will cripple your writing. White's writing advice is almost useless. The kernel of his writing ... Read full review


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