Mistakes Within Books You've Read?

  • Parodax

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    Forgive me if there is already a thread like this.

    Has anyone ever run across any type of error in a book they've read? It could be a lot of typos, it could be a true story/biography that an author doesn't have their facts straight in. Anything. So has anyone run across a big error that's gotten you thinking? I haven't, but I'm just curious.
    August 20th, 2010 at 01:49pm
  • Sensual Violation

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    Russell Brand makes a reference in his autobiography to Veruca Salt and her turning into a blueberry when in fact it's that Violet chick. Oh, that's to do with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...
    August 20th, 2010 at 05:53pm
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    In my copies of Gri Tuesday (I got coke on one and it went mouldy D: ) the Grim wasn't in the story at that point and the heroes of the book had just set about foiling him, were planning the Getaway and my copies said:

    "We can't let the Grim find out!" Said the Grim

    I was just like when the hell did he get there? ._.
    August 21st, 2010 at 02:08am
  • wicked ways

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    In a lot of Katie Price novels, words are repeated and bad grammar/spelling is used.

    It pisses me off to see that in a published book. Must have had bad editors.
    August 21st, 2010 at 02:40am
  • Parodax

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    According to one of my friends, Harry Potter has many typos. Now whether she's right or not, I'm not sure.
    August 21st, 2010 at 02:45am
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    ^There are actually a lot of mistakes in Harry Potter. Here's a link to a list.
    August 21st, 2010 at 05:45am
  • Parodax

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    Yeah...I never really notice things like that...
    August 21st, 2010 at 01:47pm
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    I find a lot of typos, and there are a few books that I've read that have factual errors but I can't really think of any.
    August 21st, 2010 at 04:39pm
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle kept forgetting where Watson got shot. tehe
    August 21st, 2010 at 08:07pm
  • peter quill.

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    In our English Lit class, when we read Antony and Cleopatra half the books had one line listed as Charmian and the others as someone else XD

    Oh and the Gunsliner Roland's donkey morphs into a mule and it says Cuthbert and Jamie were his friends in Gilead in some editions but when you read about his life in Gilead after that point its always Bert and Alain.

    Throughout the Dark Tower series the wood of Roland's guns changes between Sandalwood and Ironwood.

    And in the second Dark Tower book Eddie's age changes from 21 to 23.

    Roland's fathers name also changed from Roland the Elder to Steven and was only corrected in the revised editions.

    In several books I've read characters lice are jumping when lice can't jump.

    My favourite book error is in one chapter of the Dark Tower (not sure which edition or which book, I have multiple ones) and the character with no lower legs leaps to her feet lmfao
    August 21st, 2010 at 10:59pm
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    LMFAO. I laughed out loud at that xD Leaps to her feet. tehe
    August 21st, 2010 at 11:53pm
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    From Wrath of a Mad God y Raymond E Feist
    I haven’t read this book yet but apparently there’s a few continuity errors according to wikipedia.
    In the authors defence there are like hundreds of characters and little details in the 15-20 odd books but really, some of these two are just silly:

    The character of Erik von Darkmoor is said to have never married. He married a character named Kitty like, seven books before this one. Feist claims they didn’t remain married because of the circumstance, I personally think it’s a bad excuse tehe

    In one of the earlier books, the character Tomas fights alongside Kaspar. When Kaspar speaks to Jim in this book he claims that he only knows Tomas by reputation.

    I was contemplating reading this tonight which is why I came across these XD

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    More continuity in Feist’s books:

    In Magician, his first novel, Lord Borric is given control of the armies of the west, Lord Brucal is second in command. When he revisited the same period in a connected story it was the other way around.
    August 22nd, 2010 at 12:07am
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    In The Pact by Jodi Picoult I noticed two mistakes.

    When Chris goes to jail in November his sister is twelve but in February she celebrates her fifteenth birthday.

    In May when they have a trial, everyone says that Chris has been in jail for seven months but November - May is only six months. XD
    August 22nd, 2010 at 03:07pm
  • Parodax

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    When Chris goes to jail in November his sister is twelve but in February she celebrates her fifteenth birthday.
    Whoa, yeah, that's definitely a mistake!
    August 22nd, 2010 at 03:51pm
  • peter quill.

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    Between The Dark Half and Neeful Things the names of one of Alan Pangborn's children changes from Toby to Al.

    Also between Cujo and Needful Things King seems to confuse alot of the dates of when the dog went mad.

    In The Stand, Nick Andros judges he broke someones nose because it made a smashing noise. Nick's deaf lmfao
    August 22nd, 2010 at 05:30pm
  • Ayana Sioux

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    Yeah of course. But it's nothing too serious. Just something like a letter taken off of an extra letter, a mispelling but it's rare.

    But book errors are very understandable especially when you have a very long story. I would know because one of my stories is 306 plus Microsoft word document pages and sometimes I forget which characters do what, who did this or that, when something happened. I have to look back into earlier writings sometimes. It's really hard to keep track and remember especially when you have other more important things to remember. Even when I take notes they sometimes get misplaced or destroyed. And really, who the hell wants to read over 306 plus word document pages? I have way more important things to do and I don't have the time to do that. No
    August 24th, 2010 at 03:14am
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    In The Shawshank Redemption, a character sees a light go on upstairs in a bungalow XD

    edit; I'm checking the overalls one in the Shawshank Redemption tonight because I don't remember seeing it, my sister just mentioned it tehe
    August 24th, 2010 at 03:28am
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    ^ haha, that's a funny one.
    August 24th, 2010 at 03:29am
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    Oh and again in The Stand, Nick finds his world taken over by screeching breaks when he's thrown infront of a car. As mentioned above, Nick's deaf.

    In Pet Sematary there's a bit where Lois looks over at Rachel's bed to find its empty. The night before when they went to bed, they were in the same bed tehe
    August 24th, 2010 at 03:40am
  • Tre Cool

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    I've seen grammatical and spelling errors in my school textbooksXD and Stephanie Meyer's books.
    August 24th, 2010 at 07:03pm