Friday 16 October 2009

Typos in international books (2)

Toby Young, media slut, must be a very annoying person to know in real life, but I enjoyed his first book How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. (Roger Ebert's review of the film version also acts as a nice intro to what Toby does.)

I picked up the paperback of the sequel, The Sound of No Hands Clapping, at the Penguin sale. It's published by Abacus and this paragraph occurs close to the very end:

Noticing that he'd left his email address at the end of the book, I wrote to him pointing out the typo. He replied:

Thanks. Good spot. Not sure there will be any more editions, but if there are I'll be sure to correct it.

What is the typo that I spotted?


nurulazreenazlan said...

'for someone who's last gig....'

who's - whose ?

is i the correct one? =p

Amir Muhammad said...


Anonymous said...

And it should be "nerve-wracking" instead of "nerve-racking", I think, but I could be wrong?


Amir Muhammad said...

either one is fine, apparently!

Wan Nordin Wan Hussin said...

And all this while I've been using nerve wrecking. Silly me.

louisebah said...

i guessed who's! :) yay me:)

Anonymous said...

grammar nazi

Anonymous said...

Paulo Coelho's highly successful book, The Alchemist, has a typo on the BACK COVER of one of its edition.

Lim-May Zhee also got!