Language no doubt holds the key to everything one imagines or has in mind. It is the language that not only helps us in communicating with one another but also helps us in conveying over emotions and thus brings people close to us. John McWhorter really gives you ample history of the languages to make you believe the true origin of different languages. The book also provides you the answer to a very important question that why there are so many languages in the world.
John tells us that why people all over the world never agreed on speaking a single language and thus making communication a lot easier. The book also shows writer’s extreme research about different languages and he even provide you the information about change and variation in languages. The sources that the people used to add things and the cultural aspects talk with facts and figures.
The good is also that John himself has narrated the book thus making each and every point clear for the audience and giving the most needed energy to the topic. The theme is different as compared to Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue and Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage but the writing style is approximately the same. The books though don’t possess a supreme climax and the plot is also not that significant but the way everything is written and told is awesome.
The writer has made everything interesting by the examples and the way he tells things. The cultural impact also makes people interested in their languages more and it is a way of understanding their culture as well.