Punt. I loved the first fifty or so pages of John Pollack’s entertaining book, The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics. After that, the prose became a bit tedious, and by the end, I concluded that there are two types of readers who are most likely to enjoy this book: those who love language and like reading about it, and those who love to pun, and can use some ammunition to fend off attacks on their skill. Most readers are likely to find more here than you’re likely to want to know about puns.
Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended)
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