I think this book was finely crafted for a work devoted to so mundane a subject as basic writing. The author managed to dredge up from the morass of academia a few gems of useful instruction, all of which were polished and presented in a well organzied and helpful manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend this particular work to the novice writer. And, as it is the only book I have ever read on the subject, I am compelled to declare it the best I have read. As you can see, my writing skills are ten fold what they were before reading this book - and will likely continue to increase as I revisit this worthy work.