An observation made, I believe, by Nietzsche. I can’t remember the exact quote, but it was something to the effect that writers who wish to be thought intelligent will make their work as obscure and inaccessible as possible, and are frequently taken to be erudite by those who cannot understand them, whereas those who actually are intelligent will strive to make their work as clear and transparent and easy to understand as possible.
I’m also thinking about (and probably misremembering) something Bob Dylan is alleged to have said when asked what Highway 66 Revisited was about – ‘It’s about six minutes.’
All of which is by way of girding up my loins to attempt a review of a book that’s about three hundred pages.
Obviously you won’t have time to both read and review the book, so best to just stick to the latter.
My usual method 🙂