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Warning: Buy British!!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Neverwhere (Hardcover)
Neverwhere is a fantastic piece of modern fantasy and I suggest that everyone who likes London and the surreal read it. I give it 5 stars, usually, but... DO NOT BUY THE AMERICAN VERSION!!! This is a British book, and the American version has been sorely edited. And I'm not talking about the second prologue, either. All my favorite lines are missing from the Avon printing. Apperantly Americans couldn't handle funny lines in serious scenes... So he edited out much good humour. Look, it's less good. Buy British!
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Initial post: 20 Apr 2012 15:28:02 BDT
A. D. Cherbetji says:
Any idea which edit the kindle version is?
In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2012 19:25:29 BDT
T. Clarke says:
Judging by the text on the cover ("Author's preferred version"), and the frontispiece in the preview ("An Hachette UK Company" and reference to the British Library), I suspect the Kindle version is the UK version. I don't own this book though, it's only on my wish list, so I can't tell for sure.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2014 22:44:35 BDT
A Smith says:
It's the 'preferred text' which is a mixture of the two previous versions. I believe it has all the contents of the British version, but it includes a little more description of the tube stations, locations etc, things that an American audience wouldn't know just by name.
I do however remember enjoying the book most the first time I read it which was the pure British version and I don't know how to find that now. I have this version on kindle and in paperback. It's a great book though, maybe just loses some of the pace by having to include explanations as to where places are etc.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2015 23:31:21 BDT
Just started reading the Kindle version, it looks American to me, words like "disorganised" are written "disorganized", and the black cabs are referred to as black taxis. Unfortunately can't seem to find any other versions.
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