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I thought this was a book on style instructions, a guide ...
on February 8, 2010
As noted by other reviewers, the book lacks a lot on instructions but deserves considerable merit for its illustrative content.
The book contains many excerpts from known and respected authors. While these examples are good and can put you in the 'write' frame of mind, I was expecting more, much more, in terms of intructionnal content and format,perhaps somethink like "Keys to Great Writing" by Stephen Wilbers.
For those of you who are looking for instructions per se, "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk and E.B. White; and "Keys to Great Writing" are much better choices,in my view.