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4.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Excellent Tale, Shame About Kindle Edition Proofreading, 24 Oct 2011
This review is from: Gormenghast (Gormenghast Trilogy Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Not a long review, as such; the story is one of the best you will ever read.

I just wanted to mention that there are more than the usual number of transcription errors in the Kindle edition. Not to the point of extreme annoyance, but enough to be a slight thorn in the side of anyone who loves Peake's masterful use of language to create the living, breathing world of Gormenghast.

I'm assuming Amazon have scanned an original copy of the text and used optical character recognition (OCR) to transcribe it into the digital edition, but either they haven't proofread the result or, if they have, they didn't do a particularly good job. Commas and full-stops are occasionally transposed (or missing altogether) and two letters are occasionally joined into one (in one case resulting in the unintentionally amusing but somewhat jarring "he closed the door with a dick", which I'm assuming should have read "click").

I will always buy hard-copy versions of my favourite books but, for convenience, I like having the option of reading a digital version; here's hoping that Amazon will improve their proofreading in future (or allow Kindle owners to flag up potential errors?).
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