Never let the Resident IT Consultant read a book! Whereas he might like it (‘it was all right, I suppose’), he’s bound to find some fault or other.
A couple of recently read books – excellent books – contained some funny geography. And if it’s funny Scottish geography, he will definitely notice and object.
In this case the mountains were in the wrong place. One author had managed to make the distance between X and Y all wrong. For it to work, this particular bit of Scotland would need stretching. Or squishing. (I forget which way it went.)
And then he went and complained about the Cairngorms being too far west. I mean, it doesn’t matter! Much…
I’ve lost count of the times he comes and waves a book at me and says ‘is it too late to point out that xyz?’ As if I knew. If it’s a proof I suppose technically you can mention it, and let the publisher ignore you. But once it’s a glorious hardback; what can you do?
Except not let him read.