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Posted June 24, 2000
The Most Memorable Read in My Reading Memory
There are books that you can really get into, and then there are books that really get into you. One of the second kind is a book written by Dr. Mardy Grothe, 'Never Let a Fool Kiss Fool You, Or A Kiss Fool You.' Mardy Grothe is a man with a mission: to make the word 'chiasmus' a household word by publishing innumerable delightful examples of the literary device that goes by that name. What is a chiasmus? It's a saying that reverses words in otherwise parallel phrases. An example is the title of the book. A chiasmus is often a clever saying that helps you see things that you never saw before. Mardy Grothe has amassed the most memorable collection of these quotations found anywhere. The result is a book to be savored like a hearty soup. There are books one reads for information and others one reads for pleasure. This book certainly is informative. As for pleasure, that word is too bland to describe the delights in store for the reader. I heartily recommend this book to anyone.
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Posted November 18, 2001
A SPECTACULAR BOOK!!!
I was just browsing through Yahoo looking for something on 'Fools' when I came across this great book with so many laughs... It is very late, but I couldn't sleep with- out sharing my view of this. Also, I doubt I'd have slept without adding a word of thanks to the author and editor. Great stuff!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.