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Serious Author Accidentally Puts Legend of Zelda Recipe in Historical Fiction Book



John Boyne's, self proclaimed serious author (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), newest book The Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is a historical fiction set in our world that starts in AD 1 and takes place over 2000 years. In a section about poisoning Attila the Hun and how to dye clothes red, readers noticed that the ingredients were from Nintendo's 2017 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

It's theorized the author just did a lazy Google search and went with the first site he came across which he's said as much.

ETA: His seemingly chill reaction to this is quite the 180 from his previous arguments with the Auschwitz Memorial Museum when they called out the historical inaccuracies in his book and when he temporarily deleted his Twitter after receiving criticism for his depiction of trans people in another book before penning an open letter about why he rejects the word "cis".






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what laziness have you gotten away/failed to get away with in the workplace?
Tags: books / authors, computer / video games, fail, irish celebrities
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