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Old Feb 13th 2009, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: What are you reading?

Originally Posted by partofme View Post
I wanted to get the trilogy in one volume instead of getting them separately and I couldn't find any newer copies. I ended up ordering a used one from the 50s that is in pretty rough shape.
The book business appears to be in bad shape. The edition I got of those Russians is badly translated; it's like a German with poor knowledge of both Russian and Dutch that did the work; it's riddled with expressions that don't exist in either of those but do in German. It's also clearly not proofread; it's full of silly things such as 'ais' for 'als', 'l8' instead of '18' and so on.
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