"Take the lift down. Say hello to an old friend."
The book, titled The Illusion of Living, is a literature written by the animation studio owner Joey Drew. In-game, it is one of the obtainable items from Chapter 1 and shown briefly as an unobtainable object from Chapter 2 to 5 in Bendy and the Ink Machine.
The cover of the book is black, while the pages are a lighter color. On the front cover, there is a smaller, lighter rectangle and some inscriptions. The book has its "The Illusion of Living" titled and has Joey's name for his writing credit.
The book is seen in the trash can in Sammy's Office. This item, however, remains unobtainable.
The book is seen laying on one of the desks from the operation room of Level P. This item, however, remains unobtainable.
The book is seen laying on the table in the Archives, next to Susie's audio log of Level S, and in the room with the Lost Ones banging against the wall on a shelf. This item, however, also remains unobtainable.
The book is seen on a shelf in Joey's house.
- The book's title is most likely a reference to "The Illusion of Life", a Disney animation book written by two long-term animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson, who were also two of Disney's Nine Old Men.
- The book appears to have horns on the front cover, referencing Bendy's own horns.
Chapter 1: Moving Pictures
- In older updates before the release of Chapter 4, the book localization was randomized.
|The current sound produced when the book is collected.|
|The sound produced when placing the book on the pedestal in the break room.|
|The old sound produced when the book is collected.|
|Bendy and the Ink Machine|
|Bendy Doll • Book • Door Lever • Dry Cell • End Reel • Extra-Thick Ink • Gear • Ink Heart • Inkwell • Keys • Pipe • Record • Special Gear • Toys • Turnwheel • Valve Core • Wrench|
|Bacon Soup • Bone • Disc • Pool Ball • Thick Ink|
|Axe • Balls • Darts • Empty Bacon Soup • Flashlight • Gent Pipe • Hammer • Pipe Wrench • Plunger • Popgun • Scythe • Seeing Tool • Soup Bowl • Syringe • Tommy Gun|
|Bendy in Nightmare Run|
|Small weapons • Medium weapons • Large weapons|
|Bomb • Daze • Fortune • Health Kit • Magnet • Shield|
|Bacon Soup (Nightmare Run) • Health Pack|