I’ve always thought it amazing how a copyeditor’s style sheet can give you a feel for the book as a whole, just from the list of words. Here, for instance, are some of the “B” words from my recent copyedit of Josh Conviser’s Echelon:
baby-soft (after n)
baht (s, pl)
Amazing, isn’t it, how you can pick up the flavor of the text from that little list? :-) I love it.