Although short, this is not a book for light summer reading. Orentlicher writes clearly and without much technical jargon, but considerable concentration is required in order to follow his arguments. His style reminds one of a common pedagogical technique used by lecturers: he first tells you what he is going to argue, then makes his arguments, and finally summarizes what he has by then ostensibly proven. In written form, however, this approach seems a bit redundant, and there is a way in which the true substance of the arguments gets lost in the repetition. By the end of each chapter, despite Orentlicher's reminder of what he has clearly proven in the preceding pages, the reader is left wondering whether the arguments were really that persuasive or just articulately restated several times.