I can live with the mistakes–this one drove me to rant because there were a slew of them in a row and it seemed like some editor–who I assume is being PAID to edit–should have noticed. Doesn’t make me like the book any less–I mean it’s not like I open the books expecting Ian McEwan.
In another example, I love the Hunger Games for the story, but, lord, have you seen the commas, that woman, uses? My dad, would have failed her, in, his, English class. I admit, though, that I’d love it more if someone went in there and fixed the commas and added some, very-needed, semi-colons. And some editor SHOULD have fixed it.