While the criticisms of the other reviewers concerning the editing of this book are valid, it is still a fabulous book. If you can get around the typos, some of the confusing shorthand used and other formatting problems, like with the font, this is really a great book for learning the Sicilian language. While the book by Cipolla is the standard reference it would seem, it is a hard book, heavy to lift, with dense pages and this book is a nice introduction to the language without having to tackle Cipolla.
After reading this book cover to cover, I feel better prepared to take on the Cipolla book. This book is nicely put together in the sense that it is lightweight and easy to read, yet full of valuable information. It would be easy to get to 5-stars for this book with some basic editing and especially checking for real errors which will be hard to find for the beginner.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Hippocrene Books (1 May 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0781806402
- ISBN-13: 978-0781806404
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 227 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)