Harry Potter And The Missing Pages

Several hundred copies of Harry Potter are missing pages; a handful are without entire chapters. We have yet to observe it on the subway, but reports suggest that is a consensus reaction to the absent pages: screaming.

From the AP:

Leanne Greer, 36, had gone on “lock down” — no television, radio or Internet — after buying her copy of “Deathly Hallows” at about 7 a.m. on Saturday. She said she finished reading page 306, then discovered the next 33 pages of the book were missing.

“I just kind of freaked out,” said Greer, a Purdue University graduate with degrees in elementary education and English. “My husband said, ‘Why are you screaming?’ He said ‘I thought one of the kids was hurt.'”

Luckily for Greer, she had a backup for her store-bought copy; she had ordered another copy online.

“I’m just that psychotic about it,” she said.

She tore open the package that arrived in the mail and kept reading.

Some entrepreneurial Potterphiles have opted to list the defective books on eBay, but if you just want a complete copy, return your book to the store from which it was purchased for an exchange.

Some Potter fans find pages missing [AP]
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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