Book Reviews of Kill Duck Before Serving: Red Faces at The New York Times : A Collection of the Newspaper's Most Interesting, Embarrassing and Off-Beat Corrections

Kill Duck Before Serving:  Red Faces at The New York Times : A Collection of the Newspaper's Most Interesting, Embarrassing and Off-Beat Corrections
Kill Duck Before Serving Red Faces at The New York Times A Collection of the Newspaper's Most Interesting Embarrassing and Off-Beat Corrections
ISBN-13: 9780312284275
ISBN-10: 0312284276
Publication Date: 1/14/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
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2.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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A collection of corrections from the New York Times. Entertaining, but some sections grew repetitive. I think the editors needed to do a bit more culling, even if it meant looking through some more papers to flush it out again.

I think my favorite was the whale picture that was printed upside down, and the correction noted that whales did spend about as much time swimming upside down as right side up. The corrections that included what was being corrected were much more interesting that those that just gave the corrected version.

Fun to read, but not good enough I'm likely to read it again.
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Good condition.