I recently spoke with fellow translator and author Oliver Dirs (rhymes with “Sirs”) about his new book, Good Words Fast. Oliver sent me a review copy of the book, and I love it. It’s a thesaurus, but a very targeted thesaurus that is hugely helpful for anyone who writes for a living. Instead of slogging through a million synonyms for everyday words that you don’t really need, you get entries that really help spice up your writing, such as:
“Admire”: acclaim, adore, applaud, be a fan of, be blown away by, be filled with admiration for, be impressed by, be in awe of, hold in high regard, look up to, marvel at, pay homage to, praise, prize, revere, tip one’s hat to (and that’s only about half of the entries for “admire”!).
Anyone who writes in English (especially if English isn’t your native language) can benefit from this book. I really enjoyed talking with Oliver about the process of creating it! Here’s the interview, and you can order your own copy of the book from Amazon (affiliate link: I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you), or from your favorite independent bookstore!