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February 8, 2008

I know that it's expected that a preface to a historic novel might contain a few spoilers about the story which one is about to read, but to completely go through the novel from front to back, not only explaining key moments and climaxes, but actually detailing the very end of the book is unnecessary. Please, with any kind of aforementioned goings-on in the preface, give us some warning, okay? Or send it to the back or even publish it separately as an essay. 57 pages with its own bibliography? Yeah, I thought so. I didn't borrow the Cliffs Notes (TM) from the library, so don't treat me like I did.
Many thanks,