The Quest - inside back cover

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The Quest - inside back cover

Postby garwil » Thu May 15, 2014 5:53 am

Hi all,
I have had the Quest since it was released and have been meaning to post this since then. Having just read it again i have just remembered...
On the inside back cover there is a piece of what is best described as " a piece of wire" . Is about 2cm in length and is scotch taped to the top right hand corner. It appears to be silver. I see it every time i read the book and never remember to post and ask if anyone else has this and what it is there for? Any ideas anyone??
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby johnrogers » Thu May 15, 2014 11:50 pm

Sounds so very weird not a clue what it might be but curious as hell to find out what it is.I will follow the post until the "Sherlock Holmes" mystery is solved.
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby tedd » Sat May 17, 2014 8:31 pm

Now here's a topic for a new mystery book - I'm sure somebody could make a name for themselves as an up and coming author by using this in the opening para. Good luck Garwil - give it a go!!
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby SOELEY » Mon May 19, 2014 6:15 am

Could it be another version of those stick on security tags, like these?

http://store.harrygs.com/ultramax-dr-labels.html
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby garwil » Mon May 19, 2014 6:33 am

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Heres a picture of it
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby SOELEY » Mon May 19, 2014 6:53 am

Where did you buy the book from, was it in the spy section by any chance?
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby garwil » Mon May 19, 2014 9:33 am

:lol: not quite... I normally get them for my birthday and from a major national outlet that gets them early.. Maybe a clue from Taita? Lol
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby johnrogers » Mon May 19, 2014 4:30 pm

garwil wrote:
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Heres a picture of it

Garwil is that scotch tape or an adhesive
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby garwil » Mon May 19, 2014 9:04 pm

Is scotch tape johnrogers...
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby tedd » Tue May 20, 2014 8:25 pm

There's sure to be a simple explanation - it looks like a gift card tie string - probably somebody bought the book and stuck in a presentation card but he or the recipient decided to return the book for a refund and just cut of the gift card
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby johnrogers » Tue May 20, 2014 10:42 pm

Well Garwil I am stumped but have to give it up to Tedd a very simple solution I am sure.
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby garwil » Wed May 21, 2014 12:07 am

I think am going to try and get hold of the publishers and see if they know what it is for. It could well be a gift card tie but is inside the back cover under the sleeve which is a strange place to put it and the "wire" fits snugly under the tape on both ends and is a clean fit.. Will keep you posted
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby E-Hoog » Wed May 21, 2014 1:49 am

I think I've seen this before on books. Might very well be a very rudimentary anti-theft device. If it is a metal wire it can be easily detected by a very simple system that measures disturbances in a magnetic field.

Or aliens :wink:
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Re: The Quest - inside back cover

Postby johnrogers » Wed May 21, 2014 4:15 pm

It could be what Ehoog and Soeley have mentioned - what about something to do with the binding process when the book is manufactured meaning a printing or binding process malfunction where the material ended up on the inside cover rather than the spine and corners
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