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Lend Me Your Common Sense
on 13 June 2009
I'm currently 92 pages into the 371 page behemoth that is 'Lend Me Your Ears'. This is by no means a master class. While the author sometimes makes good points, he labours significantly. I've read 92 pages and the level of detail is unnecessary, this could have easily been written in 40. I find myself wanting to skip whole sections, but tell myself that it must have something worthwhile for the author to be wittering on so persistently.
To me, the writing style is poor, and you have to ask yourself: If the writing style of the book is so poor, then is the credibility of the content not therefore undermined to a degree? Looking at the contents I'm confident there might be some specific content not covered by other books...but it's really not worth battling with to take out the chunks you need, there are better written books out there.