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Some good points but . . .
on 7 August 2006
There are some interesting ideas in here, mind you very well hidden. Much of what is included has been covered before but the author takes a somewhat different approach which does generate interest and thought, however, the book 'meanders', seeming to take off in different directions without any real sense of purpose, wandering from subject to subject. Threequarters through I almost forget what the subject was!
There are a number of 'leaps': occasions where the author makes a statement based on very little information and then, later in the book, acknowledges that statement as true and begins to build his argument around it.
So, some tenuous links, some wooly writing (and editing), and some good argument. It's a pity the book isnt more structured allowing the reader to know where the author is heading, what arguments he is trying to support, and what evidence he is using to do so.
Worth a read if this sort of thing interests you but there are more interesting approaches.