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on 17 January 2006
Oh cripes - Rowlands is the affable lecturer-type with a propensity for comedy swearing and recreational drug references in order to get "down" with the kids! It's a shame his prose is so flippant (and often sarcastic), as a more soberly considered book on the subject would be useful. As it stands, this work, rather than being engagingly accessible, is simply insultingly half-baked. Rowlands himself admits - as a kind of disclaimer - that the book is "not entirely serious": if this is so, why beg a reader's interest (in what are certainly interesting themes) with observations delivered in amiable yet irritating pub-speak?