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The medium is a mess,
This review is from: The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This is an entertaining and quirky way into some of Marshall McLuhan's key concepts such as the "the global village" or "the medium is the message". Though I would of course recommend also reading McLuhan's "Understanding Media (Routledge Classics)" if you haven't already done so before coming to this book.
So why am I giving it such a low score? Well that is entirely down to the printing of this particular edition of the book. It utterly ruins Quentin Fiore's inventive illustrations of McLuhan's ideas by significantly miss-aligning a great many of the two page graphic spreads - particularly at the start of the book. I can see at least one other review of this edition that makes a similar observation so it's unlikely that I have an one off dud copy. If you really want to enjoy this book as it was meant to be then look for a different edition to this one.