This is one of the books of my collection since 2+ more years.It comes from a malaysian imprint of price less than 6 Euros. I here wil describe the book by a 'technical' manner.
Book design and layout:
This book has a less than A5 design of ca 148 pages with the use of quite thick doc paper that makes a 9 mm thick book. i.e. nearly the double of the standard thickness book .
Cover pages are glossy mat type with some emoticon type or cartoon type faces describing 8 of the 10 types of difficultpeople as described in the book.
The text of the book is quite loose with nonstandard fonts of 1.5 line spacing making 30 lines per page. First pages of each chapter of the 12 included , are framed . other pages are not . Each paragraph set is leaded by a headine formatted with arial type fonts of double height. and underlined. The last page of the chapter uses rockwell type fonts with nearly 50% taller than normal.
Chapter structure : each chapter is divided this way :
First each character is analyzed for 1-1.5 page. It then shows on how to spot this character . How a character gets his way in his life. . How to avoid with him and then seprately in casual encounters in the work and in your family
These are the follwing characters as analyzed : bIg bully (ie bullying ), big mouth (someone who speaks very much ), brick wall (stuborn people who cant undestand others ) ,constant complainer ( folks who alwys complain ),drama queen (persons who alway want to be in front of others ) , procrastinator (delayers ), snooty snubs, tantrum people and two faced persons.
Language : Seems quite 'simple' and easily understanding but i have found many words unknown to me that add much time to use my dictionary to undrerstand them. Same time I compared with another book of nearly the same type of content (dangerous people by joe navaro ) which ussed simpler wording.
Bloch's langauge uses too many idioms and phrasal epxpressions that add more dfficluty into the total meaning . i have fist to check all unknown words from the text and then start to undestand. Sometimes just a fast but careful reading sentence by sentence can yeld a better result for me
Otehrwise what is noted there can be in many cases quite easy to follow.
The main story : what can you get from this book.
Regardless of the dificulty of author's wording or language the 'getting in' seems quite simple to follow. NIce and easy ideas or hints that seomtimes somone can easily think if he is not bored or is more clever These simple ideas are just "take it and use it now" in most cases
Good for a person who wants fast solutions to a given problem
3/5 mostly from the 'phrasalities' a/o americanisms included