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2.0 out of 5 stars No one reviewed before it was published, September 13, 2011
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It is unbelievable how badly edited this year's version is. The majority of listings have entire paragraphs duplicated word for word, and I saw at least one where the same magazine was listed twice in a row. If you're wondering why the font size is half as big as the 2011 version, it's because there's twice as much text from all the duplication. On top of that, magazines beginning with the word "The" are alphabetized with the "T" listings! I don't know how any editor could possibly have given this even a casual once-over and missed these major problems, so I can only conclude that there was no editing at all. If this were a novel, it would be completely unreadable unless you like to read everything twice. If this were a novel, it would be completely unreadable unless you like to read everything twice. (You see how quickly that can become annoying.) As a reference work, 2 stars solely for content. Content.
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Initial post: Dec 6, 2011 9:16:06 AM PST
Entirely right, and effectively put. Using this book is a damn nuisance. I hope the editors, if any, feel suitably embarrassed.-- Donald Mace Williams, Canyon, Texas

Posted on Dec 6, 2011 9:16:31 AM PST
Entirely right, and effectively put. Using this book is a damn nuisance. I hope the editors, if any, feel suitably embarrassed.-- Donald Mace Williams, Canyon, Texas
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