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1.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but appalling Kindle edition, 23 Jun 2011
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Really disappointed by the Kindle edition of this book - Faber and Faber have done a real disservice to a great book by pushing out a poorly formatted digital version, clearly without any testing. The book has lots of very long footnotes in each chapter which are completely unlinked to the main text. This means that when you get to the end of each chapter you are presented with page after page of footnotes without any context, making reading the book extremely disjointed.

If publishers are going to carry on the conceit of charging the same for the digital and paper editions the least they should do is actually proofread their own output. It's also a shame that you can't return a Kindle book - Amazon know how much of it I've read, after all. Now I have to put up with a compromised version of the book that cost £1 more than the paperback (at least at the time of purchase). Frustrating and disappointing.
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Initial post: 25 Jul 2011 13:38:48 BDT
Thanks for the heads up. I was just about to buy this Kindle edition. Obviously now I shan't.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 13:23:03 BDT
Jim Buck says:
Same here, was just a click away from wasting my money.
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