Book Review : The Elements of Style

I just finished the Elements of Style. It is a classic book on writing and I must say it lived up to hype. Writing has always seemed to me to be some esoteric art. I haven’t really known what the do’s and don’t s were and why a particular writing is compelling and another boring.

This book has a list of rules for writing that make a lot of sense. For example, eliminate unnecessary words. eg.

the question as to whether -> whether .

he is a man -> he.

This is a subject that -> this subject

There are other useful rules like that. I will definitely be re-reading this book and apply it in my writing on this blog. I recommend!

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