3.0 out of 5 stars
Review of Kindle Version, 20 Feb 2011
I brought this for my Kindle, which I find a lot easier to travel with, rather than the heavy paper version.
Having spent the last 12 years travelling through Turkey with 2 previous editions of the Rough Guide to Turkey, it's good to have an alternative guide this time around. Sure, the historic information is much the same (and just as accurate) but the perspective is refreshingly different. This is my only Lonely Planet book to date and I think it's aimed at a younger (back-packer) audience than the more age-generic Rough Guide is. I do struggle with some of the slang which is used, although I'm 'only' 38! This doesn't get in the way of the book's purpose however.
Regarding the Kindle version, I think this book really needs some improvements: The "click here" links in the book seem to take you to random locations, and the maps are, frankly, useless on the Kindle's screen. Maybe they could make available some full screen PDF versions of the maps to accompany the book? The pagination seems odd at times on my Kindle 3, but you can work past this to get the content. Keeping photograph titles and credit lines in the text, whilst excluding the actual photograph is ridiculous!
Bottom line - a guide book no better or worse than the Rough Guide equivalent, but if you need proper maps buy the paper version.