Well, after a person spends over ten years reading thousands of scholarly biblical studies books and papers, a certain mode of thinking and writing sort of takes over. However, I did go through the book numerous times making changes that I hoped would make it a bit more entertaining and readable for the non-biblical studies crowd.
But still, it IS a study, a sustained presentation of facts, evidence, and arguments, much like a legal case and that required a certain stringency of approach and exposition.
I didn't want to sound bad. My point was that at the beginning I was a little scared that for a small amount of free time I would not be able to read the book, but thanks to this scientific style I could read faster without losing sense This is just a tip for those who would start reading with the same approach Scientific style rulez