The other side of technical books

As a rule, I am usually reading at least one technical book for my own purposes. At the moment, this is being taken over by one for work. As part of some tasks at work, I am reading a new book. The material isn’t bad, but the prose itself is painful:

Deeply inspired to the classic client/server request model, the WebForms model worked beautifully and…

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I skimmed the book first just to see what it covered and it seemed OK. As I go back through in more detail it’s clear that this is going to be a slog. Not because of the underlying material, but because the phrasing is so baroque. 

I have included the by now traditional link if you want a copy of your own. But I recommend staying away unless the material is particularly critical for you.