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    From uncovering the hidden messages in millennia of literature, probing the identity each of us develops through words, to how we understand humanity, life and the universe, there are no books on the market that expose our misuse of language so comprehensively and holistically. However, it's philosophical and straight-talk political whistle-blowing styles, and it's scepticism of mainstream religion, are comparable to Carl Gustav Jung's The Red Book, Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine and The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, respectively.

    It's "skepticism", and really? Your book does all that in 71K words? You don't think that's just a tad hyperbolic?



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    Quote Originally Posted by John Oberon View Post
    From uncovering the hidden messages in millennia of literature, probing the identity each of us develops through words, to how we understand humanity, life and the universe, there are no books on the market that expose our misuse of language so comprehensively and holistically. However, it's philosophical and straight-talk political whistle-blowing styles, and it's scepticism of mainstream religion, are comparable to Carl Gustav Jung's The Red Book, Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine and The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, respectively.

    It's "skepticism", and really? Your book does all that in 71K words? You don't think that's just a tad hyperbolic?
    Bit of a nay-sayer, John?

    To the Author: On the one hand I actually have no doubt that your book touches on and plays with all of those things. However, if this is a query letter you're writing you might want to be careful how it comes off. Your book may be on the level with Bowling for Columbine and The God Delusion, and there may really be "no books on the market" that do what your book does, but these terms are something you want a reviewer to say. Coming from you people will be, well, skeptical. It's good to have confidence, but you don't want it to come off the wrong way.

    Doesn't sound like my kind of book, but it sounds like you put a lot of thought into it.
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    Yep. I say nay.

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