Gwynne’s Grammar: The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar and the Writing of Good English
Looking back fondly on those best of times in high school, grammar class certainly has to come to mind immediately, right? Really? Not so much? Okay, for most, grammar class could be favorably compared to having a double root canal without benefit of anesthetic. If this has a familiar ring, but for some strange reason, you might like to bring those memories to the fore, pick up a copy of this book. The book might well remind one of the most pompous grammar teachers. Perhaps this book is meant to be tongue-in-cheek or amusing, but if it is, it falls far short. There is nothing new or original anywhere in the book. In fact, much of it seems borrowed from old texts that are now in the public domain. But the author seems to find it necessary to criticize such classics as Strunk’s The Elements of Style all the while borrowing liberally from them. There are plenty of good grammar books out there, some of which are entertaining and fun. Don’t waste your time or money on this one.