Originally Posted by HarryT
"Condensed books" are an abomination. When I was a teenager I had a great aunt who would send me Readers' Digest condensed books every birthday and Christmas.
If you want to read a book, read the proper version.
Absolutely... When I was young I read some of Readers Digest condensed books, and I always felt that something was missing..
I have read Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in full, and could not imagine only reading half of it...