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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Book--just don't buy this edition, June 16, 2010
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This review is from: Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (Paperback)
This is a great book and would rate 4-5 stars. However, this version is a 'print on demand' type reprint. The quality of paper is good but the font is very small AND the text is pushed together: there is not much space between lines and there is NO spacing between chapters (where usually it would start on new page). The end result is a great book that is hard to read.
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Initial post: Feb 18, 2011, 9:25:18 PM PST
Newscarver says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2011, 8:21:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2011, 8:22:16 AM PDT
Well, that's not necessarily true. What good is the book if it is difficult to read? Would you find it the same if page 18 was printed AFTER page 19? If it was a book with lots of charts and graphs but a KINDLE didn't display them well...wouldn't you want to know that? How is this different?

To use your car analogy, maybe a Dodge GoCar is the best car running in the world, but if you buy it in blue the paint tends to peel away (not something that happens on red or green). Now that would be important, right?

I would think some consumers would want to know that the quality of print is mediocre at best. Obviously not all, since you don't seem to agree. But, that's what makes the world great and interesting--we are not all alike.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2011, 8:26:51 AM PDT
Newscarver says:
Not necessarily ANYTHING. The review should be about the content of the ideas. NOT the package. Case closed.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2011, 12:00:32 PM PDT
Isn't this country great--you are allowed to have your opinon (no matter how wrong).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011, 7:29:18 PM PDT
Cody Girl says:
I actually am very pleased to see reviews of a medium. They're particularly useful for things like Special Edition DVDs (I don't necessarily want a movie review, but rather a review of a particular release and its bonus features), as well as for commonly-published books. I count 11 different paperback editions of "Looking Backward" available on Amazon; as someone who's looking at buying the book, I'm interested in both whether I should (quality of content), as well as which copy I should pick up if I do so.

Posted on Nov 1, 2011, 12:37:40 AM PDT
A. Boyd says:
Thanks for your review on this edition. This sort of information on the qualities of a specific edition are extremely helpful when trying to buy items you can't check out in person first.
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