Difficult to know where to begin with this book really. This Victorian Playground is a thorough and devastating read. Do not expect an academic study, even though the author is clearly very intelligent. The language is unexpectedly strong and at times quite obtuse, but this is not a negative point. Furthermore, this book is not your average collection of 'Best of policing Blogs' from the internet, but is more structured and coherent - and far more detailed. PC Pinkstone's main point is that we, in the UK, are living in what he describes as a 'Victim Culture', and he backs up this point with some quite dazzling displays of wit and sarcasm. Also, the author has an uncanny knack of being able to pick apart the reasons why the police do what they do, and how this all fits in with the general social degeneration that is clearly evident in Britain. It is a brutally honest and hard-hitting read, containing many powerful arguments that rage against all things poltically correct. You'll just have to read it all the way through to see what I mean. I liked it.