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Book's fine, doesn't work on Kindle
on 29 June 2012
This comment will pretty much apply to all Pratchett an an e-book format although specifically I bought the Kindle edition to read on my HTC Android phone. Basically one of the things I have always enjoyed about Pratchett is the use of footnotes in order to introduce a sense of comic timing and to allow you to enjoy asides and tangents without getting distracted from the main story. Unfortunately because this Kindle edition puts all the footnotes as hyperlinks to the very end of the book you constantly have to bookmark and press the link to get to them and then use the 'goto' function to find your original place. This is quite laborious and ruins the flow of the story as instead of a few seconds to see the comic aside suddenly its more like a minute of faffing. I enjoyed Snuff despite this but suspect it would have been a whole lot better as a paperback or hardback. I've spoken to a friend with a Sony e-reader where for some reason his version of Pratchett put the footnotes into the middle of the main text which is equally annoying.