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When it does not work, the resulting hodgepodge irritates for its lack of focus or frustrates the reader by wandering down so many alleys that the ultimate destination never quite crystallizes.
"They have done that through hard work and good football, so all it was last night was one of those games that frustrates us all.
The broad generalizations about the human condition and spiritual needs that almost inevitably follow detailed readings further undermine a book that does not deliver what it promises and frustrates while delivering what it has.
Hoagland ordered the retaliation five days before his paper ran a story headlined: "Lack of Bomb Evidence Frustrates FBI Probers."