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I, personally, do not want Amazon to make quality determinations regarding grammar and style for books they sell. It offends me philosophically and it seems horrible just from a practical point of view. I do understand this could be reasonable if, as some commenters wrote, this is a result of trying to combat poorly implemented digitization.

The rest of these comments discussing whether the original author is using hyphens correctly seem insane to me. Writers write as they write. Read it or don't read it. Enjoy it or hate it. Ask for a refund if you think it is sold in bad faith. But forcing a writer to change it is an unacceptable invasion of expression by the infrastructure. Any short term gain in increasing "quality" is subsumed by the potential weakening of the evolution of communication and art, which relies on creators taking liberties with conventional forms.




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