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Yup. That was one of the first things that stuck in my craw as well. The sensationalist punctuation alone doesn‘t have any business in this type of book — nor, obviously, the imprecisions.
Portable Mistletoe 5 months ago
It's pretty hard to take a science book seriously if it's written in teen grammar.
Elentarri's Book Blog 5 months ago
Most popular science books these days are written with the assumption that the potential readers have less brain cells than the amoeba swimming around in my fish pond. It really frustrating!
Ani's Book Abyss 5 months ago
Okay. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling a bit bugged by the sensationalist feel of the narration. I had enough of that in 'Get Well Soon.' A book about dinosaurs alone seems interesting enough without deliberately trying to make it sound exciting.
Agreed. Though my feeling is he's chiefly excited about himself (sorta like Jennifer Wright -- I get the same kind of MeMeMe vibe from this one).
BrokenTune 5 months ago
Ok, I'm a couple of chapters in and have just aired my grievances about the first 50 pages. There are many. The author comes across as bit of an ass. I'm really not sure if I want to read this quickly to get it over with or whether I just want to hand this back to the library and pick a good book.
Ani's Book Abyss 5 months ago
I got the sensationalist feel from just the introduction, but figured I'd give it a go anyway. That first chapter, though, really DOES emphasize a lot of MeMeMe. Though when he gets going about the subject of dinosaurs, it's quite informational. I'm on the fence myself about continuing.