Thursday, July 26, 2007

Some Harry Potter Books Are Missing Pages


The Associated Press reports that Scholastic said that of the twelve million books printed, several hundred have pages missing.

And this is to be expected I guess. It is one of, if not the, largest initial print run in history.

I did buy an anthology many years ago of short horror fiction and while I was reading it I noticed that it had a chunk of pages in the middle duplicated. I went back to the store and they happily exchanged it but it was a weird experience. People come to trust books in many ways and to see one flawed like that was just unsettling in some way to me.

It's a bit frightening to wonder if any of the as of yet unread books lining my walls are defective...

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