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on 10 September 2011
I bought this book on the basis of the reviews and the pithy title. I will also admit that the cartoon cover display, which hinted at a light-touch treatment to the subject, was also persuasive. My disappointment was complete long before the pages of the preface had been read. I kept thinking that the author must make a statement or adopt a particular stance at some point. Instead the book comes across as an exercise in self-massage of the intellect, endlessly looking for the longest words in the dictionary to hide behind, and for good measure throwing in annoying Latin and German quotes to proclaim, "look at me, and how clever I am". As for the study of reality goes, this book has challenged my understanding of what constitutes valid English language!
For anyone who, like me, was looking for some worthy insight into the theory of reality, to augment existing study, give this book a wide berth, as you too will be frustrated and angry at the tortuous ramblings contained within. However, if you enjoy a challenge and know lots of long words, this may be just the book you have been waiting for. Good luck, you have been warned. I would like my money back please.