Why is academic writing so boring and inaccessible?
It seems to me that the smartest people don’t write up in the clouds so that you need a dictionary alongside their book or article to understand what they’re trying to communicate. Instead, the most brilliant writers know their readers well and write in a way that is challenging, yet easy to digest and interact with.
What are your thoughts – have you ever encountered this scenario?
What authors are easy to read? Whose books require wikipedia and dictionary.com?