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Gold sale to Hassan: Math makes no sense


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Initial post: Feb 11, 2013, 12:16:42 PM PST
Page 303, he sells five bars of gold to Hassan. Hassan gives him $122,000, which would have been the right amount if he had sold ten gold bars. Sloppy editing and it was an error that referenced data on the same page.

Posted on Jun 18, 2013, 5:49:51 AM PDT
MR CDC says:
i had noticed the same thing...and it really bothered me. I went back, a few times, to see what I missed on that. I was right...you were right.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013, 8:58:38 AM PDT
Desertman84 says:
It maybe true but at the same time,this also gives the impression that Malcomn is indeed an unreliable narrator and that whatever he states in the story should not be considered as 100% credible and accurate.It was more about the characterization of Malcomn's narration rather than editing.

Posted on Aug 6, 2013, 5:23:30 PM PDT
Just finished the book, which I enjoyed. But, I couldn't figure how the math worked on the gold sale either. Went back several times. How could they miss this. What am I missing. 5 bars @ 10 ounces each, 50 ounces, discounted price $1,220/oz (page 299). Can only be $ 61,000, not $122,000 ( page 303).
Book gets a little loopy at the end.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2017, 6:39:37 AM PDT
Susan Ausmus says:
Thank you for this post...this was annoying me because I couldn't get it to come out right...I am glad that others noticed this too!
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The Racketeer by John Grisham (Hardcover - October 23, 2012)
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