Ever heard of Marshall McLuhan. Ever wanted to know what the concepts and thoughts of this mad, brilliant scholar were all about?
This book tries to explain the stuff to firstcomers. It uses a somehow "loose" style with cutouts pasted into the text, several fonts at the same page etc. (a la Monty Python's Flying Circus), and includes some information on McLuhan as a person besides his ideas.
In my opinion, the book fails. McLuhans thoughts can be hard to comprehend in his original works, but here the fragmented style makes it all much more confusing than it needs to be.
Furthermore, the style makes it incredibly hard to use the book as a quick reference-book on McLuhans central thoughts (which was my aim when I bought the book).
If you like a funky style, the book is probably fine. If not, I think it's too difficult for newcomers and too fragmented for old-times to McLuhan.
All in all, I give the book two stars. Mostly because of the brilliance of McLuhans work, which shines through the mess.