This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Have you ever ended up reading a book with its last or last few pages missing? What book was it? And how did you manage to get the end?
I’m pretty sure this has never happened to me, which says something good about the reliability of my library (and the sellers of used books on Amazon). However, I do have a similar story to share…
I have about 45 battered paperbacks by Edgar Rice Burroughs, picked up from all sorts of different places, and I think all of their pages are intact…except one. My copy of Tarzan of the Apes starts on page 13, missing any title pages and the first half of Chapter One. I’ve known this for years–but I’ve never taken any steps to do anything about it.
You see, Tarzan starts slowly. It’s odd, because there’s a mutiny going on, but even still, the first few chapters are dull. The story doesn’t get really interesting until the last page of Chapter Three. So somehow I contrived to be very fortunate–of all the pages of all the books I could stand to spare, it’s definitely these few I can live without!
Do you have any books with missing pages? Or are there any books you think you could easily lose part of without distress? 🙂