Title: Talk to the Hand
Author: Lynne Truss
Page Count/Review Word Count: 214
I was looking forward to getting to this because I enjoyed both Eats, Shoots and Leaves and Making the Cat Laugh. Here, though, there was just something about it that didn’t sit well with me, and instead of enjoying Truss’ writing style as I have before, I found it off-putting and kind of overblown.
To be fair, I think the biggest issue is that this is basically a book of her ranting about things that she doesn’t like about modern society, and after a while it starts to feel as though she’s going out of her way to find things to complain about instead of actually attacking what’s wrong with society with righteous anger. I also don’t think it’s aged particularly well, but perhaps I’m not the best person to judge that.
All in all, I was disappointed by this one, but I will read some more Truss in the future, I’m sure. I think I have to manage my expectations some more and to remember that while I agree with her on some stuff, I don’t agree with her on everything. It’s a shame, but there it is.