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Formatting eBook Error Causes George R.R. Martin’s Name To Randomly Appear In A Feast For Crows

Petition to make "George R.R. Martin" an official euphemism for something.


If you’re not a regular in the comments section of Gawker Media, then you might have missed this amazing gem of a story from an io9 thread last Thursday — according to user Teshara, an error in the ebook copy of A Feast For Crows causes the author’s name and book title to appear in throughout the book’s texts in the most hilarious places possible.

Much to our delight, Teshara posted some screenshots:

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And this one’s my personal favorite:

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We haven’t been able to figure out whether or not this is an error just with Teshara’s copy or a common formatting problem that can be found across several iterations of the ebook. If this has ever happened to you with any ebook before, let us know. I just had a mental image of what it would look like if you threw J.D Salinger’s name in all the parts of The Catcher in the Rye where Holden Caulfield complains about “phonies,” and I need to see that become a reality, please.

(Housing Works via io9)

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