Tuesday, June 09, 2015

This Grammar Book "is the best book!"

As an English major and an amateur reviewer of books, I'm always on the look out for well written book reviews. Logically, then, I appreciated this review of English Grammar for Dummies on Amazon.com. It's not everyday you run across prose like this:

5.0 out of 5 stars
1,260 of 1,292 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars is the best book!May 14, 2005
By 
Nikolai Krestinsky (America!)
This review is from: English Grammar For Dummies (Paperback)
When i first come to America, my english did cause me problems. In Soviet Russia i was strong teacher, my english i know is the best in all of Petropavlovsk. My brother, Mikhail, he say to me, "Nikolai you go to America, they make you rich like czar . . . kill many bear". My brother, he is very wise, is greatest toymaker in all of Russia. So next day i wake up, sell my house, say goodbye to wife and children, and go to America to become millionaire. Then in America, I go to job interview and they say to me "Nikolai, you are not for the job here, you are not the skills we need, your english is poor like child". I take that man and smash his table, i say "someday i will be greatest man in all of country, your children will wish me their father!". That day my anger is best of me. It is then i know i must learn better english, so i buy book "English Grammer it is for Dummies" by Mr.Woods. Now i am perfect english grammer! I write letter to Mikhail, he write back "Nikolai, your english is like a god, you will be millionaire soon! all of Petropavlovsk is proud for you! good luck brother! please send letter when you are president or maybe even czar! Hahaha! also, your wife is killed by bear". So i say thanks to Mr.Woods for his book! When i am czar your family will be spared! Hahahaha! (is joke).

Well done, Nikolai, well done.

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