Ever see a movie trailer with some fascinating scenes only to discover some scenes still lie on the cutting room floor? I just saw Cloud Atlas, which I enjoyed, but during the credits I noticed people mentioned for scenes not in the actual movie. Ever buy something because of its label only to find the product is not as advertised? Sometimes we are pleasantly surprised but often disappointed. Then there are times when we are both pleasantly surprised and disappointed. Today's book is a bit like that.