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4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly spoilt by missing quotation marks and apostrophes, 12 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: All the Pretty Horses (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn) (Kindle Edition)
Setting aside the actual story, the kindle version of this '40th Anniversary Edition' has complete absence of quotation marks, and apostrophes in contractions. The lack of quotation makes harder to read than it needs to be because at times it's not clear what is and what isn't speech.

It's not the only book making what seems to be a stylistic choice but that's not really an excuse for sacrificing readability. I'm not even sure whether this applies to the paper version, or whether they were simply lost in converting to the kindle format.

The lack of apostrophes e.g. dont, cant, wouldnt makes even less sense. It doesn't hurt readability so much, but there seems to be no good reason for it.
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Initial post: 13 Aug 2012 20:55:30 BDT
kjd says:
Afraid that's just McCarthy's style

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 07:46:42 GMT
Mal Rivers says:
All of his works lack any morsel of punctuation and normal syntax.
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