Update: I've since returned this and purchased the Kindle version of "Necronomicon: The Best Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (GollanczF.)" I would recommend this instead, and have reviewed it as well.
I really like H. P. Lovecraft, and jumped at the chance to have all of this stories in one volume for my Kindle. To be fair, at this price, it really is a bargain. All of my favourites are here - Call of Cthulhu, Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Colour out of Space - as well as a whole host of less known works to savour.
What's not excusable is the poor quality of the presentation. None of the normal e-books things are present: the table of contents is just a set of links on the first few pages, and can't be navigated to in the normal way; none of the stories have proper headings and none of the sub-sections is properly labeled, so you can't use the standard navigation with the 5-way to jump around; there is no proper formatting at all, with all of the text left aligned and all of the italics removed; the overall standard of the editing is poor, with numerous misprints, misformatting, and the occasional snippet of non-english like the HTML for an ampersand instead of the symbol itself.
So, is it worth the price? Undoubtably. Is it worth buying? Without question. But come on - I'd pay three times this for a copy that's at least been proof read and given a proper e-book treatment.
Shame on you.
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