Bernard Klem

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Location: Trumbull CT
Anniversary: June 28

writing about wine and writing novels


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The Elements of Typographic Style by ROBERT BRINGHURST
The Elements of Typographic Style by ROBERT BRINGHURST
Along with the later book by James Felici, called "The Complete Manual of Typography" from Adobe Press, Bringhurst's book is a landmark work in English for any level of typgographic study.
Read it slowly and carefully for all the nuggets he leaves in a trail for us to follow. An amazing, brilliant effort no graphic design person should omit from his or her typographic education.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tollerance Approac&hellip by Lynne Truss
A classic example of book overhype. Ms. Truss may be a fine person and experienced writer but she desperately needs a much stronger editor, as this so-called British bestseller is wildly overwritten, hopelessly redundant, decidedly unhumorous after the first few pages, and generally not very illuminating to those of us who also abhor poor punctuation and grammar. Absolutely not worth the $17.50 it commands. Sorry, Lynne.
Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook by Ronald S. Jackson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An amazing work which should be praised to the heavens by those advanced wine tasters who want to better understand what it is they're seeing, smelling, tasting and feeling. And why. Not a book for beginners, this is a carefully structured work of high calibre, right up there with the other landmark winetasting works by Amerine, Baldy, Broadbent, Noble and Peynaud. Every serious wine library should have a copy.