Sunday, February 23, 2014

eBook Review: Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

George Mann (editor), Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

Product Details

  • File Size: 1075 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (February 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EMX8T9A
  • Text-to-Speech: 
  • Lending: Not Enabled
1. Short review:  *L-) loser DRM'd. (Amazon rating: 1 out of 5 stars -- I hate it.)

2. Long review:
2.1. What I liked: The excepts at Amazon and SF Signal.
Roller-coaster or walk-in-the-park? I cannot say.

2.2. What I did not like: DRM. I manage my digital library with Calibre. DRM interferes with that. Calibre cannot do anything with a DRM'd book. For the DRM restriction, I give Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes one star. I returned the book, too. I wish Amazon included a tag for DRM in their product details, but until they do, I shall post a one-star review for each book I find DRM'd.

2.3. Who I think is the audience: Sherlock Holmes fans? Can't say.

2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read?  Can't say.

2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the author's next book? No.

2.6. The plot in a nutshell:
     There are many stories, so there are many plots.
     At Amazon, AcerAcer wrote a 5-star review that includes a precis for each story. 
 2.7. Other:
     I liked the excerpt of this book I read at SF Signal and the teaser I read at Amazon. After I bought it, I discovered it was DRM'd. I returned it. In the return procedure, Amazon asked why I returned the book. One of the choices they posted was 'Digital Rights Restrictions'.
     Had I known at the time of purchase that this book was DRM'd, I would not have bought it.
     I offer no opinion on the stories.

2.8. Links: DRM

2.9. Buy the book:  Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

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