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4 December 2018
Review of A Christmas Carol: With Original Illustrations in Full Colour. Pub: Suzeteo Enterprises.
I was looking for a hardback replacement for my battered old paperback edition. This looked like a quality edition from the photo. It isn't.
Despite the photo appearance, the cover is completely smooth and cold to the touch. The "gold" is printed yellow. The binding is stiff and looks likely to split with use. The whole thing looks and feels like a school book.
Inside, the paper is dazzling white and the print stark black. It is not comfortable to read. For some reason, the publishers have changed the original spacing of the punctuation. Although the original spacing looks odd to modern eyes, it spaces the text nicely, and the modernisation makes the text a bit cramped and seems to change the reading rhythm.
I won't be keeping it.
I also wanted to review the DELUXE EDITION Pub: Arcturus, which is vastly better and beautifully presented (and cheaper). Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't distinguish between different editions and won't let me post a separate review. The last four photos above are of that edition.