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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is not aimed at the uneducated or the beginner
If you are learned in the field of literature and philosphy, you will be more at home reading this book than perhaps the average aspirant, who may find him/her self "wading through treacle with heavy boots on" or whatever metaphor it was that the other reviewer used. The author's writing style reminds me of certain highbrow writers of the 19th Century, keen to impress us...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Area. Dull and Tedious execution...
For such an interesting topic I found this like wading through treacle with heavy hiking boots on...I gave up pretty quickly. Time for a change of book..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is not aimed at the uneducated or the beginner, 2 Feb 2011
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This review is from: The Language of Change: Elements of Therapeutic Communication (Paperback)
If you are learned in the field of literature and philosphy, you will be more at home reading this book than perhaps the average aspirant, who may find him/her self "wading through treacle with heavy boots on" or whatever metaphor it was that the other reviewer used. The author's writing style reminds me of certain highbrow writers of the 19th Century, keen to impress us with constant references to literature stretching back to the dawn of civilization. Once I adjusted to that and started skipping over the occasional injection of Latin, such as "pars-pro-toto" and "conditio sine qua non", I started to appreciate it as an educative, and refreshingly 'different' book on therapeutic language. The writer is clearly very learned indeed. He is/was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Area. Dull and Tedious execution..., 29 Sep 2010
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This review is from: The Language of Change: Elements of Therapeutic Communication (Paperback)
For such an interesting topic I found this like wading through treacle with heavy hiking boots on...I gave up pretty quickly. Time for a change of book..
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