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Wizard of the Crow Paperback – August 28, 2007
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His latest book is Wizard of the Crow and I literally don't have the skills to convey how great it is. It's been awhile since he published a novel.Read more ›
That's the good. Now the bad. Worst formatting I have seen on the Kindle. There are three main spelling problems. The Country Aburiria is misspelled 90% of the time (Aburlria). One of the main characters - Kamiti - is misspelled 100% of the time (Kamltl). Before thinking that the problem only lies with a lower case 'i' being picked up as a lower case 'l', keep in mind that several times the country is properly spelled and other more complicated names are always spelled correctly. Ruler is spelled as Buler about 20% of the time, a lot considering the dictator in question does not have a proper name and is constantly referred to as The Ruler. Then there's the annoying habit of ending the occasional paragraph with a free-standing 'r' instead of a period.
I literally stopped counting errors at 100 and had yet to make it through 1/10 of the book. What a shame because the book in hardcover was a most enjoyable read. I simply wanted to point out the problems before you download. I guess the best recommendation I can give to Wizard of the Crow is that even with the overwhelming number of errors, it's still worthy of a buy. That's how much I loved this book. I hope the publisher takes the time to correct the Kindle errors. This modern masterpiece deserves better.
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In college I took an African Literature class. At the time, required to read about six novels a week, I could not find time for The Wizard of the Crow and, basically, b.s. Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by FicktionPhotography
Best book ever. Should be made compulsory text for literature in West African secondary schools. Loved every bit of itPublished on February 2, 2014 by Aderonke Atoke Taiwo