Good Omens, sayfa 169, sondan 2. paragraf:
But these other calculations were of a kind no computer could ever do. Sometimes he would scribble something on a sheet of paper by his side. It was covered in symbols which only eight other people in the world would have been able to comprehend; two of them had won Nobel prizes, and one of the other five dribbled a lot and wasn’t allowed anything sharp because of what he might do with it.
5 + 2 8 ancak buna dair Internet’te sadece tek bir site bulabildim ilk Google aramamda, ‘Three Maids and an Angel (Don’t Walk Into a Bar) by Vulgarweed’ başlıklı bir yazının sonunda şöyle bir kısım vardı:
Only eight other people in the world would have been able to comprehend it?two had won Nobel Prizes, and one of the other five dribbled a lot and wasn?t allowed anything sharp because of what he might do with it.*
Meg Murry was one of the remaining four.
*Meg also knows what happened to the mysterious eighth person, as this direct quote from Good Omens only adds up to seven. The eighth both does and doesn’t exist, and finds this very vexing.
Bana ironik gelen nokta ise, Good Omens kitabının bir yerinde çeşitli baskı hataları yapan meşhur bir İngiliz basımevinden bahsedilir ve trajikomik baskı hatalarına dair örnekler verilir. Acaba Good Omens’teki önce 8 deyip sonra 7 kişiden bahsetme durumunu bir tür hata yahut gizemli bir müdahale, bir tür sır olarak kabul edebilir miyiz.
Good omens! 🙂