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(Kindle Edition) Good...but not as easy as the paper version.
on 14 May 2014
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien are an absolute must for anyone wishing to know more about the man, his writing process, and especially about the writing and publication process of his works. The letters offer an excellent in-sight into these, and most valuably, Tolkien himself answers questions of actual readers of the books...questions which many of us would love to be able to ask him ourselves. This is the next best thing to being able to sit down with the Professor himself for a pint and a chat.
However...! The printed paper version is much easier to flip through. Most letters contain several added notes, which come at the rear of the book. So you are constantly keeping a finger bookmark at the rear whilst reading at the front and flipping back and forth between the two. This is not so easy in electronic format, but can be achieved by adding multiple electronic bookmarks.
It would be nicer if the notes in the letters acted as hyperlinks to the notes in the back of the book.