Native English speakers, what does this mean ?
"A blunt battering-ram of a book"
- AlanLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
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.
- ChristopherLv 41 month ago
it is a metaphor. It is liking the book to a battering ram. This means that the book is very large and heavy.