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5 Famous Books That Got Away with Gigantic Plot Holes

A plot hole is an inconsistency in a story that goes against the established logic of the narrative’s universe. For instance, some people say it makes no sense that Frodo and Sam didn’t fly the Ring to Mordor, that Time Turners weren’t more widely used in Harry Potter, that Michael B. Jordan is currently single. (I firmly believe it contradicts the established logic of our universe that a man as handsome as Michael B. Jordan has no one to watch Netflix with.)

So that’s what plot holes are. Here are five famous novels that got away with them.