I get a lot of Troll reviews on books.
Well, I say “a lot” but not nearly as many as I’d like.
It does happen, though.
And when it does, it makes me a very happy-chappy indeed because nothing sells more books like Troll reviews… interestingly and ironically.
Well, this isn’t a troll review.
But it is a big “bang my head on the table” review for my core book, Master English FAST:
While it’s a nice motivational book and the life story of the author is interesting and aspiring, this book almost has no actual English learning per se, which I found disappointing.
The title of this book should be different.
My guess is the person didn’t read past Chapter 1.
But more to the point, the title of the book is:
“Master English FAST: An Uncommon Guide to Speaking Extraordinary English”
The keyword there is “guide”.
Not “collection of study materials”.
Not “pointless list of words or expressions that you’ll never bother to learn anyway”.
So can you guess from the title what the book is?
It’s a guide.
How should the title be different?
Honestly, I’m at a complete loss at how the title could be any more accurate. It’s a guide that teaches you how to master English, fast (hint: the fast way is the slow way) and speak it at an extraordinarily high level. And the advice given is pretty weird in places (i.e. it’s uncommon).
It does what it says on the tin.
Please for the love of God, tell me what could possibly have been ambiguous about that?
My book, Master English FAST now includes a complete audio version of the book via my new App. And this is the easiest way to get started with the methods I teach, for less than the price of a coffee and a piece of cake.
You can get it here:
Note: to access the audio version you must have a smartphone that can run the latest apps, and there are instructions the book for registering. If you’ve already got the book, forward me your receipt before April 8th (strict deadline) and I’ll get you set up.
Dr Julian Northbrook
P.S. Do me a favour: after your read the book (or listen to the audio) review it on Amazon or Good Reads – I read every one.