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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
by Lydia Kang, Nate Pedersen | Health, Mind & Body
Registered by wingifyouknewwing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 11/8/2017
Average 4 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by ifyouknew): permanent collection


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Journal Entry 1 by wingifyouknewwing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, November 08, 2017

4 out of 10

This is a great concept for a book, and it's well-researched, nicely bound and full of fascinating old photos and advertisements. Unfortunately, the writing is poor. The authors' attempts at humour fall flat most of the time. That alone would not have put me off reading it, but the amateurish prose style did: it's full of little annoyances (like inconsistent pluralization within sentences, abrupt switches between active and passive voice, etc). It reads more like an informal web page than a published work of nonfiction.This could have been a great little book; it would have benefited immensely from a good text editor. As it is, I read about a third of it and then just looked at the pictures in the rest. The illustations are good enough that I plan to hold this book as part of my own collection for a while. 


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