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The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr., E.B. White

I did not like this book. It is pretty much entirely one man's opinion on how one should write. I agreed with him here and there, but for the most part, he kind of got on my nerves. I liked the chapter by White better than those by Strunk. White doesn't sound so old and crotchety. This would be fine as something given to a class on what their teacher will and will not accept in their writing, but i don't like it addressed to the entire English-speaking world.

Also, I literally laughed out loud when i read in the book that a writer should leave out his/her opinion. At least 80% of this book is this guy's opinion. Including that statement.

 

*Review written on November 24, 2014.*