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Native English speakers, what does this mean ?

"A blunt battering-ram of a book"

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  • Alan
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    Note:

    A battering ram is a device used in medieval times to open castle doors.

    It is a large wooden log or similar device used to break open doors.

    It is also the term for the device the police today to break open doors.

    so "blunt battering-ram of a book" is a book which is

    very forceful and blunt with whatever message is trying to get across.

    See image below for a picture.

    http://www.paulnoll.com/Books/5000-Words/7000-pic-...

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    • Alan
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      3 months agoReport

      Curiousity killing the cat,  I wondered where you mieght have seen such a book review  and found this review of the book, "The Godfather".   I read the book for school at one time, but I definintely saw the movie.  However, it's been a long time since I did either.  So I cannot say now if I agree.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    it is a metaphor. It is liking the book to a battering ram. This means that the book is very large and heavy.

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