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« on: October 26, 2004, 08:35:56 AM »

Here's a place to list spelling/typesetting errors you have discovered in REF's books. This is not aimed at teasing or making fun of the errors, merely a collection of sorts. Since we're all mad-keen fans, it's the sort of thing we're expected to do ;)

Please list the book, page, and edition. And please make sure your error is not already posted in this thread.


I'm going to kick us off with a major one I just spotted in Exile's Return 1st Edition Hardcover.

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The buildings near the wharf were of brick and mortal, not the flimsier, if cooler, constructions he had encountered farther north.

o0o0o brick and mortal? kinda creepy if you ask me....
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2004, 09:39:56 AM »

not that i can be bothered searching, Exile's return had heaps of errors.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004, 04:05:17 PM »

I'm kinda wondering who edits his final drafts, cause there are more spelling mistakes in his books from the serpent war onward than i've seen in every other book i've read, not just fantasy, COMBINED.

Meh, I just correct the misspelled or wrong words with a fine tip pen as I read my books. Always have  :elf_smile:

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2004, 04:19:21 PM »

i've noticed the same thing.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2004, 06:50:49 PM »

In the book industry there are less and less proof readers to help spot mistakes.

Also Ray has always suffered from a form of learning disability, can't remember what its called, but it makes it hard to write the words correctly. This will cause a few additional spelling mistakes compared to other authors.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2004, 12:03:07 AM »

Wow, you learn something everyday.

I had no idea, but I had wondered why there were so many mistakes in some of the books. I can't remember which ones in particular now but it is definatley some more than others..
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2004, 01:50:13 AM »

can't remember which book it was, but at one point, a character (can't remember who *sigh*) said,

"I wouldn't bet a dime on that!"

A little ahead of his time, maybe? (I'd love to get paid to find errors in books! *lol*)
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2004, 03:35:23 AM »

I think I might have that same disablitiy....

*points up*I had to write that sentence 3 times to get it right.

*points up* I got that one on my first shot!

but yeah the spelling mistakes never bother me, maybe that time he got the names wrong in shards, but i stil wasn't annoyed just very very conufsed!
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2004, 04:09:45 AM »

If you’re looking for spelling mistakes look in The Kings Buccaneer, I reckon I spotted at least 20 spelling mistakes.

I spotted mistakes such as the conjunction "and" as "ahd" more than a few times or spelling Ghuda's name like 5 different times "Chuda". I spotted heaps of others not putting the "r" on Nakor, missing full stops, talking marks, and other simple works.

This still doesn’t change the fact that The Kings Buccaneer is one of Feists best books.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2004, 09:38:28 AM »

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In the book industry there are less and less proof readers to help spot mistakes.



Fo real?
I'll take that job.  In fact I'd like to volunteer my services to proff read George R R Martins A Feast For Crows.  Maybe I'll tell him there is too many mistakes and he has to write it again!   :tongue:
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2004, 11:37:08 AM »

Once again I want to point out that I am not trying to lessen respect for Ray r in any way make fun of these errors. I have the utmost respect for Ray and his work. I just like to see this sort of collection because that's the sort of thing a crazy fan like me likes :D

And besides, somtimes it's interesting to imagine what's going on if it was not a typo...hey
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2004, 11:48:28 AM »

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Fo real?
I'll take that job.  In fact I'd like to volunteer my services to proff read George R R Martins A Feast For Crows.  Maybe I'll tell him there is too many mistakes and he has to write it again!   :tongue:
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LOL Henwas, Ray has mentioned that most book publishers are trying to cut costs, proof reading is any easy way to cut expenditure they think.

I would love an advance copy of AFfC  :king:
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2004, 02:00:32 PM »

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Also Ray has always suffered from a form of learning disability, can't remember what its called, but it makes it hard to write the words correctly.

It's called Dyslexia and I believe it was a mild form.
Well, I've read the first bunch of books in Dutch, can't really remember any mistakes in that... And one question though: don't they use a spelling checker, I mean, that's not too much work and the errors like 'ahd' are easily spotted that way...
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2004, 02:23:17 PM »

Well im all of my books, there arent that many spelling mistakes, so maybe its about wat country its in of something!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2004, 11:37:20 PM »

I forgive him, I'm Dyslexic, it's frustrating more than anything else. But as we haven't got the reading and writing as easy, we get other things easier.  Dyslexics are said to be really smart but have no way to express it cos we can't read or write quickly or well. Einstien was dyslexic!
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2004, 02:05:23 AM »

I was thinking Dyslexia, but I dont like to go round giving out illnesses/diseases if it isnt true or 100%
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2004, 05:17:45 AM »

Personally, I have NEVER found an error in one of Ray's books, but that is because I get so into it that I just read so fast and pass up the little details that don't matter (spelling, punctuation).
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2004, 06:27:39 AM »

I want to know what the true spelling of Ravensburg is. It was the one I just put down, then Ravensburgh, then Ravensberg, then back to the second one again, like what's up with that?

Also, Dash and Jimmy, is their last name Jameson, or Jamison?

Also, does anyone know the name and email address of Ray's editor? I would ike to contact them... :devil:
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2004, 07:10:51 AM »

just found another, in SotE, at the top of pg. 684, Saric is spelled as Sarik
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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2004, 02:42:09 AM »

just found yet another....

Servant of the Empire:- Page 825, about halfway down, Papewaio is spelt as Papewayo
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