I got a book for Christmas and finished it at the weekend. A fairly run-of-the-mill 'Da Vinci Code' type of thing (which, to be honest, read more like a filmscript than a novel). Now, I know it's a work of fiction, but that doesn't mean it should contain glaring mistakes. Right? Write? ;D
For the record, this photo was taken with my mobile phone... ;D
The action starts off in Copenhagen and there's a fire... "Fluorescent yellow fire trucks were already positioned..." Um, say what?? Fire engines here in Denmark are most definitely red. Ask any Dane. May I suggest that the author - instead of wasting time and money on his (apparently fruitless) research trip - should have gone straight to 'google pictures'? The Danish translation for fire truck is brandbil.
Then later on, while in a church in Lisbon, the main character says, "..we also need a picture of this. Since none of us has a camera, any ideas?". Um, your mobile telephone? For Pete's sake, the book is set in the present (published in 2007), so surely the telephones they're carrying have an in-built camera? (Especially as the two characters are secret agent types...) For goodness sake, I had a camera in my very first (cheapo) mobile telephone from 1999. Gaaaaah!
Anyway, I finished it and can now go back to my usual reading matter - cookbooks and murder mysteries. Hooray!