on 4 October 2013
.....then this book is a panacea. An understatement of a title, here. Wierd, comic and bizzare...so much more than that! The unique form of Prof Slapper's introductions to each case, the the non-tedious literary, historical, hilarious, engaging comic genius is near-addictive. (Slightly worrying through the laughter, in some senses... you'll see why!) This gem of a book isn't just about law.It's about life. It's beyond quackers. One need not be a lawyer; the least inquisitive of natures will soon be hooked. The introductions to cases are brief, concise and up-to-date to place matters on context. The chapters are appropriately divided (I'll confess; I turned first to Chapter 2, Love and Sex, then to Chapter 6, Children and Animals, then 9, Jurors, Friends and Neighbours). Live in Massachusets and have a cat? Careful... your wee one could be called up for jury service. Intercourse within marriage last less than 240 seconds? Ladies, sue your soon-to-be-exhusbands. Owe money? Write your bank authorisation on a cow. Sound odd? That's because it is weird, comic, bizarre, and truthfully and hilariously told. Read it. That's an Order. :)
You will be laughing aloud.... you'll be telling your friends... you'll be educated without knowing it... you will find you've made one of the best purchases available in the world of literature. Enjoy!