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3.0 out of 5 stars Get a spell checker!!!, 3 May 2011
This review is from: Finch (Kindle Edition)
This is a good book. It is an interesting concept- mixing sci-fi and noir to create some beautifully written passages. But why oh why did they not read it through after they'd subjected it to spell check hell? Virtually every page has some typo on it, sometimes rendering sentences incomprehensible. The whole book has 'off' spelled as 'of' and most verbs ending in -ing have their middle double consonant missing. Such a woeful attempt at creating a Kindle edition of this book it actually marred my enjoyment and made me wonder whether I should just stick to the book in future... Four stars for the story with one star taken off for shoddy workmanship during production!
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Initial post: 6 Jun 2011 20:45:39 BDT
I was looking forward to buying this but have suffered through poor ebooks before so think I will wait and see if they correct the editing! Thanks for the warning!

Posted on 6 Jul 2011 08:00:36 BDT
Matt Gibson says:
Thank you! Many publishers are doing a truly terrible job of converting their books for Kindle; it's good to have some warning of a bad job...

Posted on 6 Jul 2011 23:28:03 BDT
Heather says:
Oh, that's a real shame. I'd have bought it based on the description, but I'm not going to put up with something with that many typos.

Posted on 1 Aug 2011 11:20:05 BDT
bmordue says:
I've read the ebook version, and I agree that the mistakes are annoying. However, I don't think this is a spell-checker issue. It looks more like a problem with the ebook conversion software: the mistakes are caused by ligatures ('ff','fi','fl' and more) that are not correctly replaced.

The publisher really needs to sort out their workflow -- I would be surprised if this problem doesn't crop up in other ebooks.

Posted on 3 Jul 2013 22:50:57 BDT
Amazon still haven't sorted this poor poor Kindle edition out? Very poor Amazon. I thought you valued Kindle. Obviously not.
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