Customer Review

45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to turn everyone into a writer, 20 April 2007
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin Reference Books) (Paperback)
I write for a living and I also train others to improve their writing and this lovely little book as been a godsend. I encourage everyone I ever teach to buy it (or get the boss to buy it for them).

It's written so well that you can relax with it over a cup of tea or read it on the train home after a tiring day's work and it won't send you to sleep! It is practical, approachable and has everything it says that good writing should: clarity, simplicity, economy, variety, vigour and suitability.

Mind you, I would have called it the Penguin Writers' Manual. I wonder if they agonised over that. Maybe they want us all to have one each, not to share.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 2 customers

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-7 of 7 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 11 Oct 2008 11:21:40 BDT
Andy says:
Love the final sentance.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 20:27:29 GMT
James Taylor says:
LOL. Wonderful observation. Maybe it was written specifically for one person, namely 'The penguin writer'?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2011 21:29:25 GMT
A. Steffe says:
Excellent! Very true :D

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 01:28:21 GMT
Isaac David says:
Since only one writer can read it at a time, I think Penguin made the correct choice for the title. :)

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 18:47:26 GMT
James Taylor says:
Yes Isaac, that's very sensible. However, your idea assumes that there is only one copy that we all have to share.

(Don't lose any sleep over the problem - we're only having a bit of fun!)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2013 19:10:48 GMT
Isaac David says:
Mmm, I'll tell my idea to stop assuming things and let me do the thinking...

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 20:11:55 GMT
James Taylor says:
It's worth a try, but it's quite difficult to think without any ideas! Nice one.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details