Adams' points may well be new ones to the ears of some, and in that case the essays are definitely worth the read.
It's very, very dry, and I think that people who don't have an academic background in linguistics would find it as impenetrable as I did.
I thought I was pretty strict about "correct grammar" but this guy makes some really good points about how language changes.
"In other words, if people were honest, Buffy would appeal to all of them, one way or another."
So apparently, anyone who doesn't like Buffy is a liar, deluded, or... Read more
I recommend this book to those learning English as a second language. Slang, in any form, is very difficult to learn and understand when learning a new language. Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by dalisurreal
The book does cover most of the slang from BTVS and Angel but is a little lacking in organization for easy use. Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Beth J Scott
This is probably the only Buffy book which has bored me. I thought I was interested in Buffy-speak, and that's why I bought this book. Read morePublished on May 14, 2007 by Vv Chong
I enjoy the banter on BTVS, and I'm glad that someone thought to create an entire book full of character quotes. Read morePublished on August 15, 2005 by Justin Schiedel
This is not your typical collection of academic essays on "Buffy" ( How long I've waited to use that phrase!). Read morePublished on April 3, 2005 by Vaughn Linscott
Although I am a fan of this series, I found Adams' writing style to be monotonous, convoluted, and dull. Read morePublished on January 31, 2005 by Laura Davers