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on 16 August 2017
This was recommended to me nearly 30 years ago by someone whose opinion I respected very much, and I am quite ashamed that it took me so long to get round to reading it.
Now, I have to admit a certain regret that I did read it, or, rather, tried to read it.
It is not often that I give up on a book (although, as I get older, I waste less time on the unsatisfactory than when I was young) but did surrender less than half way through.
It does not work as a novel. It is full of excellent theory, and would have been better if it had been presented as such.
I should mention, so you don't think that I am a totally unsympathetic reader, that I follow a similar path.