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Plesant, diverting, expected more
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
Pleasant, diverting, and I agreed with almost all of his opinions on how to write clearly and well. The description of the book on Amazon makes it clear what it is about, so I am probably about to be unfair. But, I was expecting something much more interesting from the author of the Blank Slate, Better Angels, and several books about language acquisition. If you are already a good writer, this book will only reinforce your opinions about your craft; it will not teach you anything new. By comparison, Pinker's other works were truly enlightening, explaining to the non-specialist how the brain works, or using extensive analysis to demonstrate that the world is getting to be a better place; they really taught me a lot. There is nothing really wrong with this book, but if you are getting it mostly because you liked Pinker's other works, you will probably be disappointed.