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Paperback is full of typos and is a bland read.
on June 9, 2012
I purchased this book in paperback with the hope it would shed some more light on the characters' thoughts that we wouldn't otherwise see in the movie as well as contain some extra lines of dialogue or even some deleted scenes. The result is a book that closely follows the screenplay of the film with some extra dialogue here and there that doesn't add up to much. This is basically like reading the screenplay in novel form and there are no surprises nor anything really worth discovering if you've already seen the movie. The insight into the characters' minds isn't particularly interesting and half the time I found myself growing bored with this book. If you've already seen the movie, there really isn't anything worthy of mention here, nothing new to excite you or make you sympathize with the characters more. What you get is page after page of predictable thoughts with descriptive action that follows the events of the film.
But what really put me off were the typos. I expect typos when I purchase a Kindle version, but I have never seen so many errors in an actual paperback before. There were numerous spelling and grammatical errors before I even got 150 pages into the book.
Example: "Then maybe it's something else," she said, pointing at his joint with one hand and taking a sup of beer with the other.
Another example: But he was a guy who, with the aid of mind-enhancing drugs, understood himself completely. And there weren't may people who could say that.
Another: He wondered what saw teeth would feel like when it was tugged murderously across his throat.
Can you spot the spelling and grammar errors?
In short, due to these typos and the overall lack of tension, I gave up reading on page 149 after reading those last two typos.