This review is from: Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World (Paperback)
i really enjoyed this book. it was easily digestible and full of interesting facts on the origins of language, the alphabet and history. it's fascinating to discover how language shapes human history and the technicalities the alphabet has to overcome before it becomes a widespread thing.
by no means is this a really deep look at the origin of the alphabet, but as a fun, simple way to start exploring the history of this epic subject, i found this book to be really useful. i like to judge these kind of books on the amount of facts i can remember months after reading them and with this i found that it had implanted it's bits of knowledge firmly in my brain, a massive achievement really for such a sieve-like entity as my memory.
besides, it only takes a matter of hours to read so you may as well read it i reckon.