Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind by Steven Pinker
This guy is very clever. He is even cleverer at explaining the clever things he thinks about in such a clever way that you don't need to be nearly as clever as him to get to grips with them.
I confess to getting completely lost in the grammar discussions and skipping forwards a little. But even then I found the rest of the book very rewarding indeed.
The main reason I like this chaps books is because they are all about me.
They are about you as well so go and read them now.
Beautifully written with a naughty sense of humour and one hell of a profound message.
3.5 out of 5 stars.