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on 30 June 2012
I bought this because of the unreservedly positive Amazon reviews. If you are tempted to do the same, beware. This is a big book and I'm not sure what kind of traveller the publishers had in mind when they decided to use the heaviest, kaolinised, shiny paper for its 450 pages. It's HEAVY. I just weighed it: it's 696g or one and a half pounds! That is a lot out of my baggage allowance. And it's nearly 9 inches by nearly 6 inches. That is not a book to take out with you and I won't be taking it to New York with me.
In short the book falls between two stools. If it is a read-at-home book it should/could have been bigger and easier to open and hold. If however it was supposed to be a walk-with-you book it should have been much lighter and smaller.