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Accessible and enjoyable, but flawed.
on 1 July 2017
I like this series, and this book seems like it has packed a bit more in than the first one, so that's a plus. Additionally, I enjoy the overall tone of the book; it is accessible, friendly, and has a certain charm to it unlike some other textbooks I've used. Because of this, it is a bit less daunting, and a little easier to get into, although I would recommend using other materials as well (especially audio & speaking practice) so that your learning is well rounded. I highly recommend the Author's corresponding YouTube series which goes over each lesson individually.
With that being said, this book is definitely not without flaws. I have come across numerous typos and mistakes just within the first 4-5 lessons. I think it is important that better steps are taken with quality control and proof reading, as this is an issue I had with book 1 also. Not only are there mistakes in English, but I have also found a few mistakes in Japanese. I know typos are bound to happen here and there, but considering that this is a book for learning a language, the errors are much more damaging to the content.
I have tried contacting the author through his website to bring some attention to one of the major mistakes I noticed, but I have no way of knowing if my message was received. If anybody knows of a better way to report mistakes to him please let me know.