Whether Chomsky the scientist-linguist (and certainly the politician) appeals to the reader is very much a matter of personal taste, and in this sense a review of Language and Mind would necessarily be more subjective than would usually be the case for a work of non-fiction. My comments here are however directed solely at objective issues raised by the Kindle edition, as this book demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of this marvelous device.
First, would-be purchasers of the Kindle edition are forewarned: this is a horrible copy, a fair deal at perhaps $1, but definitely a bad bargain for the reader at Amazon's $15. The print ink is uneven, well below the standards of any other Kindle material I have purchased; if it had come out of the reader's computer printer, it surely would be accompanied by an "ink is low" message. Furthermore, one can see that it was prepared from a poorly handled paper original which did not always feed evenly into the scanner; episodically, the font balloons and deflates like a sloppy photocopy.
Poor technical quality aside, the format of Chomsky's arguments do not neatly fit the Kindle's capabilities. While this device excels at simple linear (front to back) reading, it is poorly adapted to texts that require continual references to examples on earlier pages, as some non-fiction works do, and as Chomsky's definitely does. This limitation might have been ameliorated had the edition been prepared with greater care, providing easy links to the numerous example sentences the author deposits throughout the book, but this copy is largely a simplistic photocopy rendered in Kindle format. It does not help that Chomsky may refer to "page xx", as Kindle readers are aware that the concept of pagination does not exist in their world. In Kindle World one deals with "locations", and this edition did not convert pages into locations, leaving the reader with no option other than repetitive pressing of the turn backward or forward buttons to find the cited reference.
Beyond these cautionary objections, I confess to an advanced amateur's fascination with linguistics, and other readers who share this characteristic will appreciate the Kindle's salient advantage, portability, in dealing with a writer like Chomsky. For me at least, this is a text to be consumed in small bites, in those snippets of time waiting in line at the supermarket, on the subway platform, or waiting for the pasta water to boil. Kindle nicely inserts itself into these spaces, more nimbly and with greater availability than bound paper.