[bksvol-discuss] Re: Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

  • From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 16:36:56 -0500

Nah, they don't read through their scans. I've mentioned here before that there 
was evidence to show that they didn't, and this just adds to it.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: solsticesinger 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 3:58 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Comments on Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

  I just finished reading Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, which was added to the 
collection by an outsourcing group in Africa. This is one of the worst 
outsourced scans I've seen. In fact, I wonder if anyone bothered to proof it at 

  The book switched point of view often, and there was no indication of this in 
the scan. Therefore, it was impossible to know which character was speaking at 
any given time. In fact, due to the lack of headers, it was impossible to 
determine how many narrators even existed.

  I saw several very common scanning errors that could have been fixed, if only 
the book had been read through. "hail" for "hall" is an example.

  I really looked forward to reading this book, but was sorely disappointed by 
the scan. It really does need to be redone, IMO.

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