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Old 11-13-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Bad "free books" on Kobo site

I downloaded some of the "free books" off the Kobo site, some more of the classics which they've got from Project Gutenberg. A couple of them were absolute junk, had obviously been scanned in with optical character recognition which didn't recognize the characters. They're unreadable.
For your reading pleasure, I've attached a screen shot of the first page of "The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel"- it's actually quite funny, in an annoying sort of way.

So just FYI- if anyone is into reading classics, you're better off going straight to Project Gutenberg than getting them via the Kobo site.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Actually, amo, you are better off here, downloading from our own Patricia Clark memorial library.

Formatted by our own members, error-proofed and excess pages deleted.

There are thousands to choose from.

Click on the link below.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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Yup, Amo. The choice of classics here is not as great as at PG, but they're beautifully presented by caring and generous members ... and there's still a list greater than you can get through in a lifetime. Cheers. Neil
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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You did download English?

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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You did download English?

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You mean the book? LOL- I thought I did...
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there's still a list greater than you can get through in a lifetime.
I came to that conclusion some time ago, that maybe if I had about five lifetimes I'd be able to read all the books out there I want to read...
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