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The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker Hardcover – October 5, 2004
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i have a very advanced, nearly state of the art cpu and monitor. i can't read the captions on the most of the cartoons. they're pertectly legible if i print them out, but that's hardly a sensible solution.
the other part of the low rating is the size of the book. obviously, the book industry has become infatuated with huge tomes lately. i would have preferred two, or even three, volumes of a size that could be read comfortably in a chair or in bed. unless i buy an actual lectern, i have nowhere in my house to put this book where i can read it casually or easily.
as most reviewers do, i love the new yorker cartoons. i'm glad to have the collection, but i wish i could enjoy it more easily.
IF you are largely looking forward to the CD-ROM's, DON'T buy this book under any circumstances. As reported elsewhere, the cartoons are so poorly reproduced that signs - often essential to the laugh - are completely illegible. Also, sometimes Adobe Reader will obscure cartoons under a gray "filter". The filter doesn't disappear until the magnification reaches 200%, by which time the poor quality is far worse. Also, at 200%, the cartoon is often so large that you can't see the whole thing on your screen. Mind-boggling.
How could "The New Yorker" jeopardize their reputation with these shoddy CD's? I understand their concerns about people re-publishing good copies, but as it stands, these CD's are extremely frustrating and guaranteed to annoy and disappoint. I have had more satisfying experiences with CD-ROM's that came free on a Cheerios box.
But most of all, just look at all of these thousands, no, tens of thousands of cartoons and have a good time. The book is gold, with its 2,004 cartoons, and the essays about the decades and the artists are very well done, but if the book is gold, then there's platinum in the CDs.
One thing - if you're a Mac user, as I am, be aware that you really need OSX to make this work (a detail some purchase sites don't mention).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great gift fort husband. Kept him laughing for hours.Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth N. Gumprecht
Lovely book but I can't get to open the DVD-CD ROM! My computer is new and accepts DVD-CDs. I installed Adobe 7 and restarted my computer but can't open it still. I use Windows 8. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I make extensive use of this great book. What a joy it is. At an advanced age of 81, I can barely lift it, but that is my problem. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard E. Kuhn
This book is incredibly well done. The quality of the cartoons is stellar. And the quality of the hard cover book, the thickness of the paper, and the heft are all first-rate. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Grand Shopper
Gave this as a Christmas gift to my brother-in-law and his wife who live in NYC. I can't believe the pleasure they get from it. Great gift idea.Published 6 months ago by Patricia Cronin
Bought it as a gift and it was instantly loved...... large book; comprehensive; CDs a bonusPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer