My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the first I have read of Stanely Fish, and having done so, I am compelled to get my hands on everything he has produced. He is a true joy to read. The reader will come away from the book realizing that you have just been in the presence of a highly capable and well researched author, a cunning wit, and a precise linguist.
Fish has a way of taking the reader by the arm, leading him to a view point, and explaining to him the lay-of-the-land of written English in terms that are enjoyable, interesting, and anything but rigid or cold.
Had I read this book when I was in high school (were it available at that time), I would have undoubtedly come away with a greater love for English and creative writing. Even the best writers out there are sure to benefit from their time spent reading “How to Write A Sentence: And How to Read One”.