I just started reading Night of Knives on the bus the other day. I am over halfway through this thick, thick book now, with just a few hours reading, purely because the publishers felt the need to make the book look bigger by increasing the typeset size.
I know it's a fantasy book, whichever publisher you are. (I can't be bothered to go find the novel or look it up, so fuck you.) And I know the main-line Malazan books are uberthick, but for fuck's sake, don't deceive me into thinking the book is going to be superdense. If it's only half as thick as Toll the Hounds, don't increase the size of the text to make it the same thickness. That's just fucking stupid. It makes me feel like I'm reading a book for morons, the typeset is just that goddamn big and spacious.
Did I mention the inch of empty margin at the bottom of each page? Shit, son.
The Big Idea: Fran Wilde
7 hours ago