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2.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to read, 18 May 2011
This review is from: The Practice of Everyday Life (Paperback)
I would really like to read this, because the topic and what I can grasp from the book is so interesting.

But I just can't! The prose is so long winded and "french-like" that I, as a reader whose mother language is not English, stumble on every other sentence. (And I was in the top 25 percentile when I took the SAT in English for Americans).

It needs a "translation" from English to English - it is obviously like hearing the author speak, or maybe he translated it himself to English. Just like Moby Dick in its original issue, it just doesn't communicate in a way that is sensible for me. Every sentence seems to be chisseled as a work of sculpture - to the detriment of transferring the semantic content.

So foreign readers and those with an SAT score lower than the top 5 percentile be warned - getting meaning out of this is a tough job.
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