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on 4 October 2009
I have made hundreds of purchase from Amazon and this is my first review motivated by wasting my money.
After seeing the 5 Star reviews and receiving the book I was sorely dissapointed. Firstly, the print quality of the photo's which are no better than those of a newspaper, but it gets worse in as much the composition / cropping is amateur at best - maybe the photographer could have stepped back a few paces or used a wider lens.
The text is mildly interesting and some of the subjects chosen are perhaps of only interest to those with the most esoteric of minds.
I really cannot believe how this got so many 5 Star reviews, it is not a 5 Star book - I would suggest that those who gave it so were trying to self-validate their own purchase or were the author and his family...
On the positive, the cover is nice.