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4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Formatting Shocker, 17 Nov 2011
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This review is from: By Nightfall (Kindle Edition)
I'm not going to comment on the book itself, as plenty of others have done so below, except to say that I personally found it an engaging and exquisitely composed meditation on what constitutes true beauty in our post-modern modern world - amongst other things.

But as read on my Kindle iPad app, I didn't find it very beautiful to read at all.

The electronic book is riddled with typographical and formatting errors, which would surely cause great dismay to Michael Cunningham, having clearly taken such care over his prose. For example every usage of "coffee" (which in a book set in Manhattan is about every page)the word is broken up into two non-existent words: "coff" and "ee". In fact every word with a double "ff" is split into two (off end, diff use) - which when you have a character called Groff, starts to get really problematic and way beyond the odd forgivable typo.

There are also:

Chunks of dialogue assigned to the wrong character through lack of a carriage return, so it looks like they are replying to their own question

Odd gaps and justification spaces throughout

I love Kindles and I like reading electronic books, but the lack of quality control in many of them is poor, and in this one particularly shocking.

DO NOT BUY THE ELECTRONIC VERSION IF YOU CARE ABOUT SMALL THINGS LIKE SPELLING AND LEGIBILITY.
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