Words are fundamental to both speech and written communication, but it’s not just the words that fascinate us, we love to learn about their use and the complexities of language too.
Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fourth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.
The BookViral Review: Genre – Education and Reference
Words have their own power and yet it seems linguistic decline is a casualty of today’s social media platforms where brevity is king. Few reference books are meant to be read from cover to cover but open The Power of Words and the authors will quickly have you hooked! Condensing word power into one accessible reference book, this book is a superb choice for those wishing to learn more words and increase their vocabulary.
Arranged thematically, this isn’t a compendium of overly obscure and bizarre terms. For wordsmiths and English language buffs or those simply interested in both usage and building vocabulary, Stilovsky and Schrödinger have crammed a lot into a little over 350 pages. From Acronyms to Eponyms, Foreign Expressions to Malaprops. You could read through The Power of Words from cover to cover or open any page and find yourself equally enlightened! They haven’t given us outlandish words which will never be of use and writers, in particular, will find them indispensable.
In terms of connecting with people, whether it’s making a human connection or through social media, the power of words should never be underestimated. A book that will be referenced over and over again The Power of Words (1) is highly recommended. We look forward to it’s companion volume, The Power Of Words (2) in 2020