This book started fine and got somewhat better till the letdown in the last 50 pages. I really liked the premise. The ideas about language, though I doubt the extent to which they are true, were engaging and interesting. However, the writing was boring and in my humble opinion, bad and pretentious. I couldn't but feel disappointed with the book after the cheap ending. I couldn't possibly believe how easy the author thinks it was to train the hosts to use language the way we do. Good questions came to my mind while reading this book (such as what really is language?) but the same could have been achieved by a 3 page speculations of a language buff, without the goddamn floaking, biorigging, immer, and who-knows-fuckin-what.