November 19, 2018
Lizard Music- different editions?
Hello, I’m re-reading “Lizard Music” as an adult, for the first time in decades. It is a book that I remember quite vividly. This may be odd, because I could not tell you the plots of the last two Rowling novels, even though I remember enjoying them immensely. Anyway, did the book change between editions? I could have sworn that (in the earlier copy), Victor mentions the title to the film “The Island of Dr. Moreau” while watching it on his first night alone. I remember thinking that it was not a real film and made-up for the book (of course, this is not true). In the edition I am reading now, the film is described, but not mentioned by title. Am I imagining this? Did the book change? Or am I just wacky?
Understand, everybody else has read the book more recently than I. In addition to writing it, (those long years ago), and reading over my manuscript before submitting it to the publisher; then I had to read at least parts of it during the editorial process, if any; then there was the final read-through of the edited and approved manuscript; next the printed galleys for typos and errors; and finally the bound book arrived, (no requirement to read it, but this would be when readers would raise questions, such as yours). From then to now, unless I might be the reader for an audio version, I'm not likely to have ever read the book again. Which is to say, I don't know if there are any differences between editions or printed versions--there aren't supposed to be any. Or you're just wacky.