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Old 12-18-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by gaudentius View Post
Ladies, Gentlemen,

I have a concern. Years ago I had purchased several if not all the Neal Stephenson books and read most of them. When I got to Cryptonomicon, there were footnotes along the bottom of some of the pages to help clear up or add to the story.

I when finished with Cryptonomicon, I started Quicksilver and noticed the same thing. It was one of those books that was difficult to read if you weren't ready for the language. Those that have read it will understand.

Fast forward several years later and with a fairly new but thoroughly used PRS-505 in hand. I go to Sony Connect and look up the Baroque Cycle. The bundle isn't available, but $30 for three books seems a good deal to me.

I recently started reading Quicksilver again. Imagine my surprise when I could not find a way to get to the footnotes that infest Quicksilver!

I thought that, maybe, the footnotes would be hyper-linked in some way so you could go back and forth from footnote to story. NOPE!

Am I missing something here? Some of those footnotes are what make the books really worth the read! Am I really up Shat Creek? I'm fairly certain that there are other books out there that have footnotes. What has been done with those?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
GD
Usually footnotes are hyperlinked to the end of the book (they're basically like endnotes). Keep in mind though that creating an e-books with footnotes takes much more time and is a lot more expensive: the publisher probably took the decision to remove them based on this.
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