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Top 25 Book Easter Eggs

Hidden Names in Edgar Allan Poe Poems - 8.0/10 with 44 votes
Posted Monday, June 20 in Poe, Edgar Allan
The enduring fame of Poe's dark tales and poems -- such as The Raven, The Black Cat, The Telltale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum -- have long overshadowed his strong penchant for hoaxes and puzzles. In fact, he ran several hoaxes as apparently legit... more
Encrypted Code - 7.6/10 with 883 votes
Posted Tuesday, June 1 in Digital Fortress
1- In the last page of the book there are the following numbers:
2- If you go to the corresponding chapter and replace the number by the first letter of the beginnig of that chapter an rearrange them... more
Elvish Translation - 7.3/10 with 160 votes
Posted Wednesday, April 14 in Lord of the Rings
On the bottom of the title page of The Lord of the Rings it has something written in elvish. It says "of Westmarch by John Ronald Reuel Tolkein. Herein is set force the history of the war of the ring and the return of the king as seen by the hobbits."... more
pic Hidden Hint to Next Book - 7.3/10 with 1427 votes
Posted Saturday, October 19 in Series of Unfortunate Events, A
In any of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books, there is a picture at the end of the book. Look carefully, there will be a hint as to what the next book will be hidden in it! For example, in the 1st book, there is a snake curling around a lightpole... more
Unlucky 13 - 7.3/10 with 97 votes
Posted Friday, June 17 in Series of Unfortunate Events, A
Daniel Handler (Lemony Snocket) hides the number 13 throughout the book here are some i have found:

13 chapters
13 Book
13 letters in Lemony snicket
13 letters in Harper collins
13 letters in Brett Helquist
13 letters in Alison Donalty (Cover... more
pic Worst Poetry in the Universe - 7.2/10 with 217 votes
Posted Tuesday, February 13 in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The
In chapter 7 Adams mentions the worst poetry in the Universe to be created by Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings. In the original radio series it referred to Paul Neil Milne Johnstone, but Adams was forced to retract the name for later recordings and for... more
T. Herman Zweibel's Special Code Message! - 7.2/10 with 150 votes
Posted Monday, December 23 in Onion Presents: Our Dumb Century, The
For those of you who don't know, "The Onion" is the leading satirical publication in the United States, and for their first book "Our Dumb Century," they created a completely fictitious history for the newspaper, lampooning news events from 1900-2000... more
pic Todd Mcfarlane's "Spiderman" Issues - 7.2/10 with 241 votes
Posted Tuesday, November 2 in Spiderman Comics
On most issues of "Amazing Spiderman" numbering from 300 to when his run ended, Todd McFarlane (now the creator of Spawn) hid spiders in his cover artwork! If you look carefully in his INCREDIBLY detailed designs, Spiderman's spider emblem appears in... more
Marge and Greame, Sittin in a Tree - 7.2/10 with 105 votes
Posted Thursday, March 8 in Handmaid's Tale, The
In Section VIII, Chapter 19, Offred comes upon a series of carvings on her desk. One of them is "M Loves G. 1972" -- Margaret Atwood's husband is Greame Gibson. 1972 is the year they married.
Hidden Items Galore - 7.2/10 with 201 votes
Posted Thursday, December 2 in Fox Trot comic strip
In many Fox Trot comics, the creator, Bill Amend, puts little references and changing items in his strip. One example is that he'll sometime write little references on newspapers the characters are reading, like "Cartoonist to direct Jurrasic Park II."... more
Hidden Message in the Introduction - 7.2/10 with 141 votes
Posted Thursday, April 15 in Da Vinci Code, The
1. Open the book up to the introduction on the covering of the book.
2. Copy down every bolded letter.
3. Put spaces in where it makes sense.

the letters are istherenohelpforthewidowsson.
when you separate it it says Is there no help for the widow's... more
Harrison Ford? - 7.1/10 with 127 votes
Posted Tuesday, April 16 in Courtship of Princess Leia, The
I noticed that in this book, the character Han Solo had an alias of Jenos Idanian. Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but isn't that an anagram for Indiana Jones? Another character played by Harrison Ford?
Reference to Marcinko's Past? - 7.1/10 with 89 votes
Posted Monday, July 17 in Rogue Warrior (Series)
If any of you have read any of the Rogue Warrior books by Richard Marcinko, you should know a bit about his past; e.g. that he was assigned to UDT-22 before he became a bad-a$$ ex-SEAL. It just so happens that in all of his books (besides the first for... more
Get Fuzzy Extras - 7.1/10 with 413 votes
Posted Friday, May 31 in Get Fuzzy Comic Strip
Darby Conley constantly makes subtle references to several people and things in his comic strip, "Get Fuzzy." One of the many examples is the legendary (to some) guitarist Leo Kottke. If you look in the background of the strips, you will see Kottke... more
Phone Home - 7.1/10 with 324 votes
Posted Thursday, March 30 in I Am the Cheese
Late in Robert Cormier's book, the narrator tries to telephone his girlfriend. The phone number listed as the girlfriend's number was, at the time the book was published, Cormier's own home phone number. When readers called the number and asked for... more
Binary Coding - 7.1/10 with 63 votes
Posted Monday, September 30 in Fox Trot comic strip
In the middle comic strip on page 245, Jason is talking about how the digital age is taking over, and how binary should become the official language. He then says 01000111011100100110010101100101011101000110100101101110. Peter comments on how he can't... more
Sod 'Em All - 7.1/10 with 215 votes
Posted Wednesday, February 2 in Pratchett, Terry
In 'Under milk wood' by Dillan Thomas, the town name is 'Llareggub' - backwards, this is BUGGERALL (BUGGER ALL)
In 'Soul music', Imp y Celen is from 'Llamedos' - backwards is SODEMALL (SOD EM ALL)
Good hey!!!!
Felix the Cat - 7.1/10 with 49 votes
Posted Monday, April 17 in Spiderman Comics
All Spiderman issues drawn by Todd McFarlane, co-founder of Image Comics and creator of Spawn, contain hidden in a random panel in the book a cartoon drawing of Felix the Cat. I think McFarlane continues to stick Felix into his works, though I'm not sure.
Centaurian Writing - 7.1/10 with 305 votes
Posted Wednesday, July 24 in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
At the bottom of the pages of the main story, there is a code in Centaurian. When translated into English it reads:
Congratulations, human. If you have cracked this code, you are more intelligent than most of your species. This is a message from the... more
pic Hidden Goscinny-Uderzo - 7.1/10 with 141 votes
Posted Monday, July 3 in Asterix at the Olympic Games
Fans, you can find the hidden authors GOSCINNY-UDERZO on "Asterix at the Olympic Games", page 29 on the bottom right square, just behind the Greeks. The two men in the picture on the wall are they: GOSCINNY & UDERZO.
THX-1138 - 7.1/10 with 109 votes
Posted Wednesday, December 6 in Sjors & Sjimmie
Sjors and Sjimmie is a Dutch comic-book. Every time when they use some scientific feature it's a
Thx-1138. Thx-1138 was George Lucas his first movie.
The author of the Sjors & Sjimmie books is a great George Lucas fan...
Weird Map Details - 7.1/10 with 46 votes
Posted Thursday, July 18 in Star Trek, The Next Generation: Technical Manual
I found this egg years ago before i even new what an easter egg was (not the ones made out of chocolate).
Ok. So just open the book to page 11 and you should have in front of you a cut-away side on view of the Enterprise 1701-D.
All the little internal... more
Ministry of Magic Dial-Up - 7.1/10 with 870 votes
Posted Monday, October 13 in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Look on page 125 at the bottom. The quote is:

"No, no, I'm sure it's fine," said Mr. Weasley, holding the receiver above his head and peering at the dial. "let's see...six..." he dialed the number, "two...four...and another four...and another two..."

The... more
"Base"-ic Math - 7.1/10 with 1822 votes
Posted Tuesday, December 5 in Alice In Wonderland
Here's a tricky one. On about the third page of chapter two, Alice starts speaking out some bizarre equations...

"Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is -- oh dear! I shall never get to twenty... more
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception. Gnommish Code at the Bottom - 7.1/10 with 82 votes
Posted Tuesday, June 14 in Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
At the bottom of the pages, you will see a gnommish code. This is what it says:

A recruitment letter from the centaur Foaly technical consultant to the lower elements police. Trusted ally if you have decoded this gnommish message then you are a deputy... more

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