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Not a Bad Translation Sep 12, 2002
I'll be honest. I work for a large online retailer named after a South American river, and ordered this because the ASIN (0000000868) is so ... distinctive ... and, frankly, I wondered what the hell a "reader turntable" was, particularly one with both an editor and an illustrator.
A friend suggested that the title was really the result of a very poor translation; that "Reader" was supposed to be "Tales", "Turntable" was supposed to be "Lyrics" and this was really a book entitled "Korea's Favorite Tales and Lyrics". Oddly enough, there is such a book, apparently edited by Mr. Hyun and illustrated by Mr. Park.
Well, as it turns out, "Reader Turntable SE-14" is not a book. It is, well, a reader turntable: a black rectangular piece of 1/2" particleboard, about 13x16 inches, mounted on a bearing so it can rotate easily. It's a lot like a "Lazy Susan".
It's useful for reading rooms, libraries, etc. Place it on table, put a dictionary or other big heavy reference book on it, and now folks sitting on either side of the table can share the reference, simply turning it towards them when they need to look something up.
Construction is sturdy. I (175 lbs) stood on it and it rotated: a bit roughly but it didn't collapse. Bearing quality is modest but serviceable. Black matte finish is tasteful.