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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing read, 30 Oct 2011
This review is from: The Karate Way: Discovering the Spirit of Practice (Paperback)
The alarm bells should have started ringing from the cover alone. Not only is it an image used on much better offerings on the subject of the Martial Arts but the gi is folded over the wrong way! A bit like wearing a kilt with the pleats to the front. I haven't read any of Mr Lowry's other publications and on the strength of this I probably won't. I felt the book was nothing more than a collection of short essays on a variety of unconnected topics. The author attempts to protect himself from any criticism, real or inferred, by suggesting that only 'serious' Martial Artists will actually get it. I would suggest that anyone who has parted with their hard earned cash to purchase this book would not be a serious Martial Artist in the eyes of the author anyway.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2012 19:01:57 GMT
Tempestas says:
It could be that the author had no control over the cover design?

Posted on 16 Jan 2014 12:54:39 GMT
Steve G says:
As another reviewer said, It's the publishers who choose what to put on the covers. Dave Lowrey has proved his worth in previous books. As for defending himself. You can throw a stick and hit more than 10 books on Martial-Arts that a new comer wouldn't understand. So with that in mind, We need the likes of Dave Lowrey to show the new comer the right path to take.
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