tod lammle's sybex book is great but the pages smell....

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I have the softcover 5th edition, the pages smell horible, the smell
won't go away.

Does anybody know if the Hardcover would have the same problem?


Re: tod lammle's sybex book is great but the pages smell....
q_q_anonymous@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
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Not to be funny, but I do believe your post is the most unique one I've
seen in a study group! :-)

Re: tod lammle's sybex book is great but the pages smell....

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It's a terrible problem.  I just visited the bookstore to see if all
copies have the problem. It seems that some do and some don't. I
contacted customer services to report the problem and they're going to
look into it. I strongly suggest that other people buy the book , but
buy it from a bookstore where you can TEST it, rather than buying it
online. It could be that the books that are sealed in plastic are even
worse, because they keep the book trapped, living in its own odour.
Many online stores sell them wrapped in plastic.

I think a whole range of sybex books currently suffer from this
problem.  They're great books, but I suggest to those with a
sensitivity to this sort of thing that they proceed with caution and go
to a bookstore to be on the safe side.  you will find that some copies
smell and some don't.  If yuou flick through the pages of a smelly
book, you'll notice the smell immediately spreading, it's an extremely
overpowering unusual smell, I find it very sickening.

It really is a fantastic book though.  I'm delighted to have found a
smell-less copy. As horrible as it was testing the books at the
bookstore, it was worth it for this.


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