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on 9 January 2012
I am a huge fan of WDW & find the 'behind the scenes' world fascinating.
The product description didn't mention that the book was based in the 80's which immediately gave it an old feel. I also felt that the author was pulling stories from memory & a number of them lacked any real punch.
I also didn't realise that the majority of the book would be based around POTC & The Tom Sawyer Rafts. I'm sure with all his friends & contacts he could have embellished a little more. Some of the stories (such as the banana one) left me thinking 'what??!'.
I think I actually enjoyed the reader contributions more & I did find the chapter on the safety brakes really interesting, that's the sort of 'Disney detail' I personally like to know more about rather than the 'daring day it rained in the raft and I told guests they couldn't put their brollies up'.
I read this book in one afternoon & would recommend it as something to while away a train or plane journey. I paid a really good kindle price but don't think it's worth the full RRP.
This is the first book review I've written as felt really quite strongly about it. What frustrated me the most was the number of spelling & grammatical errors, I'm not even sure how it got published like that!
I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this as felt it really could have been so much better.