"Take the lift down. Say hello to an old friend."
The book, titled The Illusion of Living, is a memoir 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, some inscriptions, and a pair of horns referencing Bendy's. The book has its "The Illusion of Living" titled and has Joey's name for his writing credit.
GameplayHenry must collect to fix the Ink Machine. The book is located in the pub room, on a table piled with several other books
The book is seen in the trash can in Sammy's office room. This item, however, remains unobtainable.
The book is seen laying on one of the desks from the operation room of Level P.
The alternative version of "The Illusion of Living" 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.
Chapter 1: Moving Pictures
- In older updates before the release of Chapter 4, the book localization was randomized.
- Mini workroom - On the animation desk.
- Narrowed room - On a chair next to Wally Franks' audio log.
- Workroom - On the floor next to a chair by the table, in front of three large turning reels.
- Boris' room - On the floor just behind Boris clone's left foot.
- On the floor next to the clone Boris' left foot.
|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.|
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 • Thick Ink|
| ||Axe • Balls • Empty Bacon Soup • Flashlight • Gent Pipe • Hammer • Pipe Wrench • Plunger • Popgun • Scythe • Seeing Tool • Soup Bowl • Syringe • Throwing Darts • Tommy Gun|
|2nd Bendy game|| ||Coming soon.|
in Nightmare Run
| ||Small weapons • Medium weapons • Large weapons|
| ||Bomb • Daze • Fortune • Health Kit • Magnet • Shield|
| ||Bacon Soup (Nightmare Run) • Health Pack|