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Good read, let down by poor Kindle edition
on 14 April 2012
First, let it be said I enjoyed this book. A real "ripping yarn" complete with fights, escapes, pursuits, assasins, plots, romance, honor, revenge, betrayal- the whole bundle. Unfortunately it was let down by a Kindle edition that is really sub par. As this book includes Japanese and Portugese names, it'd be nice if the Kindle could cope with accented letters instead of inserting a random character in their place- most notably "T'kaid'" became "Tokaid?", breaking up the flow of the book. Random highlights and blank annotations litter the pages which serve no function other than to irritate. I suspect the other reviewers read the book in paperback, as I have found no mention of these problems.
It's like owning a second-hand copy of the book where the previous owner wrote in the margins and left the pages stuffed with ticket stubs. Except you've paid full price for it. And can't get a refund.
I love my Kindle for it's convenience, portability and flexibility across ebook formats. Until Amazon provide Kindle editions at an acceptable quality, I will have to source my ebooks elsewhere. So, whilst this is a good read, I'd advice getting a dead-tree edition for now at the least.