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05-03-2010, 07:52 AM
On Writing, 2000

Please grade On Writing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Writing) in the following three areas using the grades A, B, or C:

Entertainment Quality of the Book
Informative Strength
Lasting Impression of the Book

If you haven't read this book yet, please vote Never Read. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to select only one grade in each grading area. For complete instructions, see this post (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showpost.php?p=314275&postcount=1).

05-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Two B's and an A for informative strength - in addition to some good advice, there's some great personal stories in there.

05-03-2010, 08:40 AM

05-03-2010, 07:34 PM
BAA. This is King's best non-fiction, imo.

05-03-2010, 07:36 PM

05-03-2010, 10:53 PM
Okay, it's been awhile since I've read it, but....

A for entertainment and information, for the same reason--this is partly autobiographical in addition to being a "how to." Some might call that narcissistic but I don't agree--I think it's better to show how a person's life impacts their writing.

B for lasting impression because I don't remember it well enough to give it an A.

05-03-2010, 11:25 PM
Straight B's.

05-11-2010, 05:17 AM
The poll has closed. This round On Writing has earned an OAG (overall average grade) of 2.194444444 or 73.15% in addition to its FAS (final average score), making it 6.051587301 or 75.64%. In 2009, On Writing received an OAG of 2.428571428 for a FAS of 6.489795917, so it lost 0.438208616 (-6.75%) this time.

Grade breakdown:
Entertainment Quality of the Book: 2.083333333 (69.44%)
Informative Strength: 2.333333333 (77.78%)
Lasting Impression of the Book: 2.166666667 (72.22%)