I definitely get a sense that the style of this book is for those people who don't have that much time (especially journalists who are conscious of deadlines). Rather than using numerous pages and chapters to explain concepts, the author (Rene J. Cappon) uses examples to "show" rather than tell.
Sometimes when I would read it fast, I would miss the introductory sentence. I would find myself reading the example and wondering how would the example pertain to the chapter.
Sometimes I feel like there's so many examples that are the same, and I just want to skip over them and see the one sentence explanation at the end of the section.
The writing is informal. This is nice because I feel like I'm actually conversing with the author in person. This is sometimes bad because the author switches speaking mode from common English to "journalese."
I love the humor because it adds the personal touch.Posted by Michael Diezmos at September 25, 2005 12:05 AM