This unusual book is primarily targeted towards word lovers. This would include dedicated Scrabble players, those with a fascination of the complexities of the English language and people wanting to refine their language knowledge.
Essentially what is to be found in Jackman's "Word Builder" is a succession of word lists. The following is a random example of the type of lists to be found, with a few interesting examples interpolated: Five Letter Words 1)Adjectives ending in 'Y'(bousy, manky, spiry), 2) Others containing heavy letters; nouns containing letter J (ajwan, mujik, slojd, wilja), nouns with letter Q (maqui,umaiq,usque), nouns containing X (jaxie, texas, wuxia), nouns with Z (ghazi, mazut, ziram) etc, etc.
The words are sourced from the Collins and Webster dictionaries. The lists cover words from two to nine letters. No meanings are supplied; just lists coming in a wide variety of permutations. Symbols indicate if a word is an adjective, verb and so forth. The lists are clearly presented, though some concentration is required to work out the meaning of the symbols.
Robert Jackman is a distinguished Scrabble player, he has twice been the Australian Scrabble Champion. I can claim the honor of having beaten him on a number of occasions!
If you are an English language freak, or have aspirations of becoming one, this is the book for you.