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Glaring errors in Kindle version,
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This review is from: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Kindle Edition)
An amazing novel by probably the best science-fiction comedy writer of all time. This review is alas, however, for the Kindle edition, which is riddled with errors brought about by its direct OCR translation to digital format, which evidently never underwent anything as elaborate as a once-over proofread before it was released.
Some of these errors diminished understanding of the text altogether. For example, at a pivotal point during the novel, "a book fell out of the pocket" reads "a hook fell out of the pocket," in this edition. The non sequitur caused a cognitive paradox which tore the fabric of the universe around it, and kept me awake for an hour researching wherefore a hook should fall out of any bloody pocket in this novel in the first place.
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Initial post: 20 May 2012 00:07:42 BDT
Aw crap! I just bought the book immediately BEFORE reading your review. Thanks for highlighting the hook/book error... hope it doesn't get any worse. ?
In reply to an earlier post on 20 May 2012 12:14:23 BDT
Ben Jammin' says:
It didn't greatly impact my enjoyment of the novel but the book/hook error did have me scratching my head for a while. Anyhow, the paperback costs about three quid new lest the Kindle version irritate you too much.
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