This is the third of a multipart series exploring the proposition that a large percentage of commercial test-preparation material is of scandalously poor quality. If you want to start at the beginning, part one is here.
Karl Hagen's blog
In part one, I made the rather unoriginal claim that most commercial test-prep material sucks, and suggested that one major reason it's so bad is that doing good work is hard and that there is insufficient financial incentive for publishers to put resources into doing it right.
Against the recommendation of medievalists I trust, I bought this novel and read about 100 pages before giving up on it. It wasn't that I found the pseudo-Old English incomprehensible. Once upon a time, Old English was my primary field of study, and I got what Kingsworth was trying to do.
Update 4/10/16: This remainder of this post has been redacted. I strongly believe that everything I wrote was factual and supported by the evidence, and that people deserve more details about what happened to Summa. For the moment, though, I can say nothing more.