The copy of the book I got was published by some company called e-reads, and this book single-handedly accounts for 99% of all typos I've ever seen in published novels. It was seriously ridiculous how many typos there were in this book, I would say on average at least 1.5 every other page, but often 4-5 on 1 page (and this was a 300 page book). The typos ranged from different words being said (i.e. you can tell the word was supposed to be "in" in the context of the sentence but "hi" was written instead. that particular typo happened often throughout the novel), missing quotation marks, and most frequently missing punctuation.
The frequent amount of typos was so distracting that by the end of the book my mind was thinking more about how this many typos could possibly get published than about the content of the book itself. Seriously I don't even want a refund, I just want to know how the FUCK this thing was published. Apparently it's only THIS print of the book, earlier prints did not have typos. My only conclusion was that someone with somewhat sloppy handwriting copied down the book word for word on paper, and then gave it to someone who couldn't speak/write English at all to copy by pressing the corresponding keys on a keyboard, and that person ended up not seeing quotation marks or not understanding when to put punctuation.
The typos are too frequent and correlated; there are all the same "types" and not random, and as stated earlier several of the same ones repeat themselves. Seriously WTF happened. Like there's no way all these typos were legit mistypes or printing mistakes, and no way in FUCK would any QA actually miss this much.
Has anyone else ever come across a book so riddled with typos like this? Does QA even exist in publishers that aren't the really big ones? Too long a blog for subject matter?
(also I hope there is a typo somewhere in my OP for irony)