That his negative review suits your purposes and the purposes of many on here is convenient in the extreme - otherwise the review would never have been publicised so slavishly here in the first place.
Your perturbed tone is forgiven.
I suspect when Scott's book comes out, and is read by people unlike Jason Nobody who do not have an axe to grind (as if he were ever going to backtrack on his ealier attack on Scott's work) then you and Martin and many others on here will be a lot, lot, lot more perturbed than I could ever make you.
As for "smart-alecky" - ouch - I'm afraid to say maybe it does describe my tone. However, it doesn't even begin to describe yours.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25-Sep-16 21:33 by LonelyAngel.