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Disappointed with this for the money paid. Looked ‘homemade’. The printing wasnt straight so margins not same width at top and bottom. Poor quality paper. Had bought as a present very poor value for money.
I'm only about 20% through the book but I can already tell you 2 very important things. 1. The facts are interesting and for the most part appear to be accurate (I like to spot check). 2. It needed a much better editor/proof reader. The grammar is atrocious and some of it is very minor but completely breaks the flow. It makes it very difficult to enjoy when you're stumbling over sentences (we read these aloud on car trips). Also, I'm reading the kindle version so the print copy might be better.
This is a terrible, overpriced book. Many of the supposed facts are specious at best, and the poor grammar and usage errors render many items unintelligible. Author should add item #1145: this book is the most poorly written book ever published.