mission wrote:Read again what Harvey wrote. You aren't getting it quite right. Well, at all right, actually.
I know it's not in the Copehead playbook, but occasionally it pays to admit you may have come into error and then gracefully move on.
I read what he wrote, I disagree. It is confused, confusing and has put me off a book I probably wouldn't touch with a bargepole anyway, because it obviously thinks it is cleverer than it actually is if they think that that is a good blurb.
Whisky rather than beer is pretty mundane or even downright hackneyed, it clunks badly enough, to then shove in something about double distilling, even as a metaphor for aphorism writing, just adds further clunking, why double distilling instead of distilling?
The whole thinks clunks like an old car, I hate it and telling me I have misunderstood something that is that banal and easy to understand shows that you do not understand what I am saying; so I will waste no more time with people who think that that crap is good writing, you obviously neither know anything about good, pithy writing and that book is probably about your level. Good day.