Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Feet of Clay

This post will have very little to do with Terry Pratchett's Feet of Clay, which was a fine Pratchett book. I always like the ones with the guards in them, and I liked it much better than that last one which was about witches and opera and had a Phantom of the Opera motiff. I hope there's not a book in the series that's related to Cats.

Instead, I would like to complain about the typesetter and publishing company, HarperTorch. On page 270, they not only forget the d on "I'm surprise"d, they actually mess up an entire word and substitute "prisoners" for what should be "poisoners." And, on page 291, "When he was little he'd had a pink stuffed pig call Mr. Dreadful."

Now I know why my library doesn't have a copy of this particular book and I had to get it via interlibrary loan. It's some sort of protest against paying for shitty workmanship.

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