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Lawyers frequently battle conundrums - those puzzles with more than one correct answer. Often it's the lawyers job to convince a jury that his/her solution is correct. In fact, when not coming upon a conundrum, the law encourages lawyers to create them out of full cloth.
Goldstein is a brilliant man. Which can be an impediment when trying to explain stuff to someone like me who, well, isn't. Wha's obvious to MensaMan ain't to many of us. I wish I'd had a teacher like Paul Goldstein during dry, difficult, even tedious graduate courses.
He's a law professor and a specialist in intellectual property rights. How to make that sizzle? Turn some of the toughest questions into a murder mystery that feels set in a noir 40s film. No, it SEEMS set there. In fact it's set today on both American coasts and in the heart of Europe. And the challenges of intellectual property law are the spice of the plot.
Look, it's easier to read Goldstein doing it than to 'plain how he does it.. Here's an entertaining plot I'll probably forget, charged with great legal puzzles that'll stick in my mind like a popular tune.
Yep, I liked Errors and Omissions a lot, and especially because Paul Michael did such a great theatrical job presenting it to me.
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This book suffers from two fatal defects. First, the plot is incomprehensible -- not that you can't follow it, just that the characters' motivations for the choices they make are simply unfathomable. At each plot fork, the author seems to have his characters choose the least likely, most ill-conceived choice possible. At first, I thought maybe this was some sophisticated post-modernist riff on the legal thriller. But, and this leads me to the second defect, the language itself is so stilted and cliched, that I was left to conclude that this book is just awful. Save yourself.
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