2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
What could be a thoroughly absorbing overview of the development of Dubai is thoroughly let down by an infuriating lack of 'live' footnote links.
This is not the first non-fiction Kindle purchase I have made but it IS the first which does not allow one to refer to indexing, references or footnoting while reading. I feel like I am missing out on a good deal of information and certainly a great deal of enjoyment because I cannot check footnotes against the text. I tried it once and it took several minutes to find the reference [far longer than it takes with a hard copy book].
For the Kindle price I have paid I feel absolutely ripped off and almost unable to go on [I am… Read more
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I am only 40 or so pages in, and am inclined to toss it in the bin. No, wait - winter is coming, and I might just use it for fuel.
I have nothing to add on top of other readers' negative reviews, except to say that the editing is SO bad, that I never want to read the word 'trucculent' again. Moreover, to make an analogy between young Clarkson and James Dean [what are you rebelling against? what have you got?] when ANY film buff could tell you that this line was in 'The Wild One' and said by Marlon Brando, just shows how awful the facts checking really was.
Do not buy this book.