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Top 25 Book Easter Eggs

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
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 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
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
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
Han Solo's Aliases - 7.1/10 with 134 votes
Posted Saturday, February 12 in StarWars : The paradise snare
In the second chapter of the paradise snare Han is talking about his personas, one of which is Jenos Idanian, now if you move around the letters it becomes Jones Indiana, or Indiana Jones if you reverse the words. In case you didn't know, Indiana Jones... more
Acrostic - 7.1/10 with 192 votes
Posted Monday, August 30 in Through The Looking Glass
The poem that ends Through the Looking Glass is an acrostic of ALICE PLEASANCE LIDDELL (read the first letter of each line down). This girl was who the fictional Alice was modeled after.
Homage to a Deceased Fan - 7.1/10 with 2922 votes
Posted Monday, September 2 in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This was a sweet tribute from J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, to a young girl who wrote to her. Natalie McDonald was a real girl who was suffering from a terminal illness; she knew she wouldn't live to see the end of the Harry Potter... more
Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny - 7.1/10 with 99 votes
Posted Sunday, April 14 in Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon is a classic children's bedtime book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. These two had previously collaborated on a book called "The Runaway Bunny." There are two easter eggs in the illustrations for Goodnight... more
The Eternity Code Tanslation - 7.1/10 with 302 votes
Posted Tuesday, September 9 in Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
anlong the bottom of the pages in Artemis Fowl the Eternity Code it says;

A message from Artemis Fowl. Encrypted.
My dear newfound ally if you have deciphered this code then you are of sufficient intelligence to aid me in my mission. You may have... more
Fairy Writing - 7.1/10 with 513 votes
Posted Monday, September 30 in Artemis Fowl
At the bottom of every page in the paperback version (probably the hardback version too), there are symbols. On page 26 in the 2nd chapter "Translation", there is a line of code written out. Use Artemis' translation of this code on page 27 to work out... more
References to All Previous King Books - 7.1/10 with 363 votes
Posted Monday, October 4 in It (King, Stephen)
When King wrote the book It, he very intentionally made references to every other book he'd written up to that point. Here are a few:
1) Dick Halloran of The Shining has a small role in a flashback
2) The town of Castle Rock is mentioned, along with... more

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