- File Size: 4206 KB
- Print Length: 1874 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (December 13, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 13, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AHE20W0
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #585,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: with an introduction from Robert Ryan Kindle Edition
|Length: 1874 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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I picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion - while the free pricing is outstanding, I would have certainly paid a few bucks to have all of Doyle's works in one place and formatted properly for the Kindle.
One expects a much higher quality product (nay, a virtually perfect one), from such a noted and highly-respected publisher. Yes, this set is free (to promote Robert Ryan's upcoming book), and I am appreciative, but I am also disappointed, because in this instance you get what you pay for, which is a surprisingly imperfect rendering of the text.
Simon & Schuster seems to have merely repackaged existing, free, public domain, Project Gutenberg texts for this edition; that would explain the number of "Gutenbergish" (my word) imperfections sprinkled throughout. Also, vital pictorial representations (notably in "The Dancing Men") are omitted, and the font of the main text oddly switches from traditional serif to a less pleasant (in my opinion) computerish sans-serif. (Given these flaws, I am surprised some reviewers so highly praise the formatting. But then again, I am also greatly surprised at more than a few of the 300+ so-called "reviews" for this product.)
My advice? Since the book is a freebie, you have nothing to lose by downloading it--especially if you don't already have a complete ebook set of Sherlock Holmes. (And if you THINK you do, be certain yours includes ALL 12 stories in the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes." Many previous ebook sets claiming to be complete had to omit all or part of it for copyright reasons.Read more ›
First, there are numerous transcription errors, with obvious missing paragraphs, misspellings, and textual oddities.
Next, the illustrations are nonexistent. These are critical in understanding several of the cases, especially the case of the dancing men, and but are only indicated in the ebook text as "GRAPHIC".
One last criticism of this edition is that it is more of an ad for Robert Ryan's book, as the introduction and epilogue are clearly designed to interest readers in that novel.
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