Shady Characters

The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, & Other Typographical Marks

Houston, Keith

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shady Characters
Publisher: New York ;, London :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0393064425
Characteristics: xi, 340 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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Dec 03, 2014
  • Ruddy1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally awesome #mostinterestingbook LOL This book is a collection of "serious" scholarship" about punctuation and symbols used in print. Even the footnotes are entertaining. The author has a lovely sense of humour, and a clever ability to tell stories about them all - stories ranging all over the map and time. If you love trivia - read it.

Jan 27, 2014
  • DEWLine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Intriguing work about some of the most surprising things: punctuation symbology.

Aug 22, 2013
  • acornsandnuts rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Charming and full of the most interesting stories, not just about punctuation, but about ARPANET, and the Romans, and the library of Alexandra, and the invention of printing, and the revolution of typewriters... leave by your bedside and dip in and out. Completely enjoyable.


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