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Good book, but heavy going at times....
on 15 May 2017
I've had this on my 'to-read' list for many years and have only recently got to it. I read a lot of non-fiction, particularly science and business books. This one, however, while very good was hard work at times. While it's very informative and often challenges the way you think about language it's also laboured at times. It gets into a lot of details and technical information, and the author seems to love quoting long passages from others. With some judicious editing, you could cut one hundred pages or so and rather than lose anything the book would probably be better.