Nerd alert. Unless you are into handwriting, typography, and fountain pens you probably aren’t going to enjoy this book. Fortunately for me I’m enamored of all three. Like most people I hate my handwriting. It’s crabbed, and even when I remark to myself that ah… that’s a nicely turned capital K…when I go back to read it later. I can’t.
This book feels your pain and embarrassment in a soothing sort of way. While it was a little rambling and often went down odd little paths. SHINY. If you can bear this (which I can) then you will enjoy Mr. Hensher’s book.
Shout out to Chapter 28 – My Italic Nightmare wherein the author goes on a search for a pen with an italic nib. He searches all over the boroughs and ends up with the same type of pen, a Lamy, that he already owns…but the journey is filled with adventure.
Again you probably need to have “super geek” powers to enjoy this. You know who you are…
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