on 15 February 2012
Well...my goodness. The subject of this book is fascinating, and one which could easily appeal to a wide readership. Now: I am a thoroughly educated person, with a pretty large dose of intellectual intelligence. Sadly, I am wrestling with almost every sentence I encounter. The author seems pathologically determined to en-lard the meat of her doubtless excellent thesis with the most impenetrable vocabulary imaginable. The prose sits as an example of the worst kind of excessively 'academic' goobledegook. I will persevere, though I fear I will need either an intravenous dictionary or at least a comfortable gurney before long.