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This review is from: Fallen (Hardcover)
Having read "Dawn" & "Dusk" I looked forward with great relish to this book.
I ordered the Hardback and when it arrived gleefully settled down with a coffee to begin.
I couldn't read more than a few pages.
Not because of the Mr Lebbon's writing style ( which is awesome ) but because of the leading, for those who don't know it is the space between lines of text and paragraphs.
As a Typographer and voracious reader I'm particularly nerdy about book typography.
The art of good book typography is to be invisible:
When reading your eye doesn't read each individual letter of a word, it simply recognizes the overall shape, your eye skims across the line of text and then slips down to the next line to repeat the process.
But when the leading is so wide, as in this case, your eye has to leap from line to line, causing a pause in your reading speed.
It maybe just me being Type Nerdy, but I found it too uncomfortable to read.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2010 15:52:43 GMT
Mr. Richard E. Smith says:
It seems a shame you have to bring down the review of a novel based on the typesetting rather than the actual author's work which, as you've described yourself, is 'awesome'. The actual paperback version of this title had nothing of the problems that you brought up here - this post should have been put in a discussion thread rather than a review area that's based on the content of the author's work and not what mishap the publishers may have done.
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