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- adj. textbooklike
While this is a great "window" to another culture, it is never didactic or textbooky and always remains a great story; there is a glossary to help out with unfamiliar words; and notes and acknowledgments to give further infomation about the story and the research by the author.
I mean, one publisher suggested that I make it sound more textbooky, you know ...
No matter how exciting the action, there was always something a little bloodless and textbooky about Gold Key adventure comics.
I was studying the "hard sciences" in university (and high school) so pretty much everything I read for school was dry and textbooky.