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Icelandic Script to Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol Stolen

By Iceland Review

A book-loving thief broke into the facilities of Bjartur publishing house on Braedraborgarstígur in Reykjavík on Tuesday and stole the unpublished Icelandic translation of Dan Brown’s latest book, The Lost Symbol.

“They took two things, a computer scanner and the translation of Dan Brown’s newest book,” Bjartur’s publishing director Gudrún Vilmundardóttir told

Vilmundardóttir said this incident won’t delay the release of the Icelandic version of The Lost Symbol, which is scheduled to arrive on the domestic market before Christmas. “I have to talk with the proofreader but I think it was only a printout.” The book thief snapped the script from her desk.

Vilmundardóttir assumes that the thief had started with the English version of The Lost Symbol but gave up on it since the plot is complicated, and in desperation stole the unpublished Icelandic script to finish it.

According to AP, Vilmundardóttir is not concerned that the thief will leak the script to the internet, “Although you have to wonder a little, seeing as the burglar did take a computer scanner as well.”

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