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Re: Triassic critter
At 22:19 2006-09-20, K and T Dykes wrote:
In fairness though, very few German books on anything that might be
considered academic are flowing reads. There seems to be a tradition. You
can either educate your readers or entertain them, but on no account may you
do both. Consequently, if you're trying to inform them, make it as boring
as possilbe. Some authors achieve that brilliantly (and I'm not referring
to Herr Probst).
I should think that to write entertainingly in German is a challenge to
which few people are equal. It is an admirable language for writing 1024
page monographs, but not very suitable for more frivolous purposes.