9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
interesting subject, but a bit disappointed in this book..,
This review is from: The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters (Hardcover)
I am a huge fan of the written (as opposed to the type-written) word, and after hearing the author talk so eloquently on a radio programme a few months ago I decided to seek out a copy of The Missing Ink.
To be fair I am not familiar with the author's style of writing, not having read any of his other books, but I did find this book a bit lacking. I was looking forward to an erudite and interesting book about handwriting, but what I got was a (to me) rather pompous series of rants interspersed with judgemental and inappropriate remarks.
Disappointing. I think it could have been written so much better. Perhaps this could be an invitation to any budding authors out there with an interest in handwriting and its demise in the age of modern technology. It's a fascinating subject. You surely must be able to write a better book about it than this!