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Too many mistakes
on 10 June 2014
In essence this is not a bad book, it's pretty useful, although the arrangement of the grammar rules seems somewhat arbitrary and it can be difficult to find something you want to know. It's explanations are pretty good, however.
But this book is FULL of mistakes. 1 or 2 in a book I can forgive, but this is full of them, and in a book that is supposed to be teaching a foreign language, this really isn't acceptable. Sometimes the Japanese is wrong, sometimes the transliterations are wrong, and sometimes the translations are off. This is only of minor annoyance if you know enough Japanese already, but beginners should stay clear. It's not just simple typos, I've even come across a whole extra syllable added to a Japanese word to make a word which does not exist. And I've read less than 100 pages so far, which does not bode well for the rest of the book.